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Umm... Chrysler's Lotus lookalike

Dodge EV:

Lotus Exige:

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Although a repost, I thought I'd add to the thread. I assume everyone remembers the first Lotus/Chrysler (Talbot) collaboration:
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If you think it looks like the Exige, you should really be blown away by how much it looks like the Europa. (Identical except for the Dodge stickers)

Oh yeah and ....

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(I always thought it was funny how the Talbot looked exactly like the Plymouth Horizon. Which came first?)
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(I always thought it was funny how the Talbot looked exactly like the Plymouth Horizon. Which came first?)
The Talbot came first, but not with any Lotus DNA. Talbot/Chrysler Horizon was first produced for Europe in 1977, the US version Plymouth Horizon came in 1978. The Talbot Sunbeam Lotus appeared at the Geneva Auto show in 1979.

The cars may look the same but don't really share much mechanically, apparently even the body panels are not interchangeable

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My neighbour used to have a Sunbeam Lotus - it went like stink and how Lotus managed to fit that engine in the car was amazing.

The road car was based on the rally car of the same period.
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Lotus Exige:

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