True. they don't need to OWN Lotus. However, when you look at what Lotus has (reportedly) managed to do to that motor to make it smoother and more powerful, you have to wonder if maybe Toyota DOES need Lotus' help with their powertrains (they currently get help from Yamaha, right?). I wonder if part of this engine deal is that Toyota gets to use whatever refinements Lotus makes to the powertrain?RacingDynamcs said:at this point toyota does not need lotus.
Chris, I don;t think the F20C used in the S2000 is the same engine used by SELOC. I believe they used a K20A like Prototype Racing is playing with. Granted very close but yeah 220bhp vice 240bhp but with equal torque.Also, FYI the honda conversion - Go to the SELOC site their've been a couple of threads on this particular honda conversion and the horsepower on the dynos at a SELOC rolling road apparently didn't come close to the claimed 240 hp.