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Yep the Esprit from the SE onwards has used the Renault box and that is why they have
stopped making them as Renault have stopped making the gearboxes.

I've only ever seen one De Lorean up-close, but I think that I could get both the V8 Engine
and The Renault box in with little trouble.

I'm going to have to use the Lotus supplied Renault box as the internals have been treated
to strengthen them as the little V8 put's out around 550 BHP and I think I might destroy a
normal box.

This is all in the future, very apt for the car, as the first thing I need to do is get one first.

I'm sure the PRV V6 must be tunable to something decent first before I start transplanting
engines. But If not then a V8 might be the way to go.

Dan

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxx> wrote:
>
>
> Jim Strickland wrote:
> > DAAAAAAMMMN.  I'm horrified to have found that the $80k-$90k esprit V8
> > still use a renault gearbox. 
>
> Look          at         the           final         drive       ratio
>
> >
> > Here's a pic of a 1994 Esprit S4, anyone recognize the transmission?
>
> It's a UN1. it always was a UN1, and it always will be a UN1. Internally
> identical to our DeLorean 369 boxes, apart from the final drive, which
> is lower and puts less stress on the input shaft........ I've been
> saying this for bloody ages
>
> Martin


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