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I know that the standard V8 only puts out around 350 BHP but I know where I=
can get a
race prepared one that was knocking out around the 550 BHP mark.

I know that's going way over the top, I think around 200 BHP should be ok a=
nd I'm sure
that is achievable with the PRV V6.

Dan

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jim Strickland <ihaveanaccount@xxxx> wrote=
:
> 550hp?  the 3.5L lotus V8 TT only generated 350hp.  Maybe you're thinking=

> GT1 or something.
>
> I don't think this swap is a particularly good idea.  I probably know
> better than anyone what HP the Delorean should and should NOT have.  I've=

> said it before and will again- I wouldn't aim higher than 300hp without
> serious thought to the suspension (and the strength of the frame).  Also,=

> wouldn't consider more than 400lb engine unless you want to pull
> wheelies. 
>
> Some on the DML have argued that swapping up from 130hp is unnecessary,
> but I draw the line a little higher.  It's for the same reason though- if=

> you want a faster car, just go buy a faster car.  At 300HP, the Delorean
> is almost as fast as a ferrari modena in a straight line.  Unless you
> never plan on turning, you will need thousands in suspension upgrades-
> shocks, springs, and appropriately sized rims&tires.
>
> Only because I've been there, aim for 250-300hp or buy a different car!
>
> Jim
>
>
> On Tue, 25 May 2004 21:12:03 -0000 "lotusshaney"
> <daniel.shane@xxxx> writes:
> > 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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