RE: [DML] Inadequate Lotus Engineering
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RE: [DML] Inadequate Lotus Engineering

Hi Bill


Just to follow up on this email, I was recently at a small car show that was

being held for charity. They were only local people present with their cars

that would normally never attend. One example was a Viper that had 

the original engine thrown away and a brand new built one from scratch 

rolling roaded at over 800 bhp+.

Anyway a chap came over who actually worked at Lotus at the time 

and had no axe to grind and he said exactly what you have said  

"Lotus' own chief engineer admits that they really only worked on 

the car when DMC personnel visited"

He said they knew when the DMC guys were coming because 

they would put staff in a building and start working on the papers, after 

they had gone they papers were put away and they would carry on with the
Lotus work.







From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: 28 October 2011 16:24
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Inadequate Lotus Engineering

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

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