What kind of asshole drives a Lotus?
Evidently, Lotus drivers can be real douchebags.
This line refers to himself. Julian is feeling guilty for having an affair with this woman while in Japan… he didn’t know it was in him (“didn’t know the gun was loaded”). He has achieved great fame and wealth, and ironically he is now the asshole with the Lotus.
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