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Originally Posted by David @ FluentInFerrari View Post
Great information to share!
Lotus also shares quite the engineering arm sharing credit for the McPherson/Chapman strut, sound cancellation technology as well as various forms of active suspension dampening. Although this may be argumentative, I believe that they developed the "oil leak."
Didn't Corvette work with Lotus Brian on one of their multi-valve cylinder head designs...?
David, as Brian said, the motor came in the 1990 ZR1 Corvette and Chevy gave it the LT5 designation. It wasn't very popular with the dealers as it had the cams in the wrong places and it had 3 more than they were used to! One turned up at an engine builder buddy's shop back in 2010 and I snapped a few pics of it below. Supposedly, the cams needed timing and none of the dealers wanted to touch it, so it was sent to Dennis to sort out. Beautiful motor:
'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084
High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.
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