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I wonder, since GM had a hand in the development of the S2, does the ignition come from them? The whole thing about the key being turned past 90° seems to be evident in the construction of our ignitions.
 

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I wonder, since GM had a hand in the development of the S2, does the ignition come from them? The whole thing about the key being turned past 90° seems to be evident in the construction of our ignitions.
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Errr... how about No. :no:

GM had a hand in the development of the S2 Elan... in the mid/late 80s...
 

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Errr... how about No. :no:

GM had a hand in the development of the S2 Elan... in the mid/late 80s...
Um, still not quite right.

There were S2's of the earlier Elans, and S2's of the M100 Elan. The S2 is not the designation for the M100 Type designed in the late '80's and sold in the early 90's, then later as a Kia.

'S' stands for Series, and series are generally variations within a Type. An S2 Elan can refer to either the original Type(s) and the Type M100.

There are also S1 and S2 Europas.

S1 and S2 Type 14 Elites.

GM assisted with the M100 and by default the S2 M100.
 

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I think everyone is forgetting that GM had a BIG hand in helping Lotus pass US crash standards so they could get their cars here. It's why the VX220 exists (GM), and such. I know people get upset at the mention of GM helping an "exotic" company, but then Chrysler got it's cab forward design after buying Lamborghini ;)
 

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and S2's of the M100 Elan.
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GM assisted with the M100 and by default the S2 M100.
Good point... but that's why I specified late 80s (when GM owned Lotus) :)

I think everyone is forgetting that GM had a BIG hand in helping Lotus pass US crash standards so they could get their cars here. It's why the VX220 exists (GM), and such. I know people get upset at the mention of GM helping an "exotic" company, but then Chrysler got it's cab forward design after buying Lamborghini ;)
I've not ever heard that. I know the VX220 cash did help development of the S2... but given that the VX220 is not US compliant I think it may be a bit of a stretch to assume that GM had anything to do with the engineering side of the business.
 
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