I'm not a morning person but got up for this. I hope we see something and not just get the name today,
I was really hoping for a targa or convertible top of some type but this article from C&D seems to confirm that this will not be an option.But will the top come off/down??
I believe the video made mention of an all new powerplant.I was really hoping for a targa or convertible top of some type but this article from C&D seems to confirm that this will not be an option.
That's really disappointing. If the facts in this article are correct it seems like the V6 powerplant will just be a continuation of what's currently in the GT with maybe a little more hp. I really like this engine but I'm hoping they've done something a little extra with it like some cams and valve train work to allow for a higher redline or something to make it even more special. I am sure the new styling will be fantastic and it sounds like the interior will be a big improvement as well. Weight is still a big question mark. I'm just not sure it will be enough to make me want to upgrade from my 400. Nicer interior / tech, a targa / convertible top, and a lighter car were the big ones for me. Looks like 1/3 so far with a possibility of for 2/3.
The 2.0 tfsi engine that VAG uses in the golf R and the engine Hyundai has been putting in the N cars are the ones that come to mind. Lotus will likely tune whatever they get to make some additional hp.As I understand it their prior recipe's for the US market is to use a powerplant that's already available here in order to deal with the EPA. In order for this to work the transmission needs to be part of the spec package, so if this is the same play, what else here has a twin clutch and a 2.0L making ~300?