[DML] Re: New Delorean production....
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[DML] Re: New Delorean production....

OK OK it looks like I'll just have to come up with $100M on my own. 
Anyone have Queen Elizabeth's phone number?

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, mike.griese@... wrote:
> The Esprit does not have an identical frame.  They share the 
> center backbone and trailing link suspension layout, but
> the front suspension mounts and engine cradle are completely 
> different.  There is a lot more torsional rigidity in the Esprit
> frame than in the DeLorean, which is the main issue with 
> adding significantly more horsepower.  The DeLorean would
> flex too much, compromising handling.
> The reason you can't buy a new Esprit is because it couldn't pass
> crash testing anymore.  The car had been brought in on waivers
> since the late 80's and Lotus finally couldn't get them renewed.
> --
> Mike

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