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Rumors regarding the powerplant of the next Esprit have gone back and forth to include a V8 from BMW. While I do not know of any decision going one way or another, this story from Leftlanenews.com is very interesting as it would apply to the reborn Lotus flagship........

Report: BMW to use twin-turbo V8 for new M5
 

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i think they should stick with toyota
 

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Everything that "might" be for the esprit sounds amazing. I can't wait for it to all be official.

Re engine: Bottom line is, no one will shell out 100k+ for a toyota powerplant.

OT: Will the new M5 be lighter than the current model?
 

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As long as there are no "Renault" labels anywhere near the transmission or drivetrain I think there will be an improvement.
 

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Going from a TTv10 to an Aluminum TTv8 is a big difference.
 
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