Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Thursday by the Thames: Lotus Exige R-GT

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Today’s Brit only recently arrived here via hand luggage from Japan, where a fellow member got it for me. You may have a guess as to who that was... It is the kuji or “Lottery” version of the Tomica Lotus Exige. These are models in fantasy liveries -this time around municipal cars from the town of Shizuoka.

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And this Lotus is decorated as a Newspaper delivery car - not an obvious choice for a Rally Lotus.

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Illustration for article titled Thursday by the Thames: Lotus Exige R-GT

I rather like the look of the Japanese script on the car though, and the colour suits it.

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The Exige R-GT is the first Lotus branded Rally car since the - wait for it - Talbot Sunbeam Lotus as shown by jobjoris. Lotus is certainly far more associated with on track racing than rallying.

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