+1At the current moment, it sems that Lotus is on a mission to flex their consulting and engineering muscles and you're hearing all sorts of news from many manufacturers so this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Even before production has started on Evora, Lotus has already won the European Aluminium Award 2008.
Personally, it's exciting for me to finally see the Lotus name mentioned all over the automobile world which no doubt will help when finalizing the Esprit.
Lotus of Japan = Mazda, not Honda (in my opinion).
Is this the dry-sump you are looking for?good day, all,
I just posted my first thread in "hi i'm new here", and was looking for honda threads bec i am on the edge of getting my '07 elise/exige back after a year (more in the new here thread, if you're interested), back, having put a jdm k20a drivetrain in it; it now has better power, lsd, and much more. If you read my other thread, you will understand how i feel about honda--they're the best, i believe. I will post photos and more info very soon; i am still very slow at finding what i want. I'm looking for a thread i found elsewhere on-line, which proposed several interested k20a owners get together to buy a dry-sump conversion kit. I'm still looking for it, bec i saw it on an insecure computer and want to relay my interest. Anyway, 'just want to put my thumb up for honda. Peace, and happy lateral acceleration.
Wait. Having just read about "bad blood" between Honda/Lotus/Chapman, i'm confident they never met, but would have gotten along very well: "If you make a car more powerful, you make it faster in the straights. If you make it lighter, you make it faster everywhere." --Colin Chapman. "If you double your engine's rpm range, you double its displacement." -- Mr. Honda (don't remember his first name)
Also, the reason Lotus used Celica vtec engines was that Toyota owned lotus at the time. I'm completely confident that lotus engineers would have preferred a honda vtec (i've owned both, and there is no comparison), but you can't put a honda engine in anything unless you put "Powered by Honda" in large letters on whatever it is you put it in. That's why you see so many "powered by honda"s.