Re: [DML] BAE Turbo Availability
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Re: [DML] BAE Turbo Availability

This seems to be a myth.  Lotus has used the same gearbox since 
1988 in all 4-cyl Esprits since the SE.  It was also the gearbox used 
in all V8 Esprits.  Horsepower for these cars rose from around 
220hp up through 350hp.  


-------------- Original message from "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> A person who I would consider an authority on the power handling 
> capabilites of the Delorean, Fred Dellis, said it very simply. He said 
> they could get all the power they wanted out of the PRV, the weak link 
> was the transmission. Long range plans were to dump the Renault trans. 
> It was too weak and the French were too hard to deal with. Any serious 
> upgrade must consist of using a different transmission. Over 200 HP 
> and you will be repairing trans too often. Of course if you drive 
> crazy and dump the clutch all the time you can abuse the car without 
> adding horsepower and will be damaging the drivetrain with the stock 

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