Re: [DML] Inadequate Lotus Engineering
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Re: [DML] Inadequate Lotus Engineering

According to the "Motorweek" review in 1982, Lotus said it was their "best
yet." It would seem the truth is very hard to come by. I doubt we will ever
know it fully.

Farrar Hudkins

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 10:23 AM, content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> **
> The upgraded front suspension thread seems to have laid bare a fundamental
> misconception within this community: that Lotus poured its best engineering
> efforts into the DMC-12. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the BBC
> Car Crash documentary, Lotus' own chief engineer admits that they really
> only worked on the car when DMC personnel visited, wheeling the DeLorean
> mules back out as soon as they left. Mike Loasby repeatedly objected to many
> engineering aspects of the Lotus design, front suspension among them. To be
> brutally honest, the DMC-12 is an automotive equivalent of a school paper
> written the night before it is due.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939

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