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    Re: testdrv321...

    Don't know about homologation...maybe. Maybe one reason why X51 supplies for the US market seem to be limited. Would be interesting to know more about that.

    Re: testdrv321...

    Howdy,

    Well I called my EPA expert and I found out I was wrong (there is a first time for everything ). Lotus has a test cell, they test the engine and then they take a car to Ann Arbor Michigan and it is tested by the EPA with Lotus present. At the end of the test they get to take the car back so they don't see it as a big deal.

    For some minor ECU software changes they do not need to re-test the car. For any HP change they do have to re-certify the engine, however, once they have an approval they can bring in as many as they want. So with a X51 approval, or a GT3 approval, any availability limitation is driven by supply or marketing considerations.

    That's all I know...

    Roy

    Re: testdrv321...

    Interesting.. I guess a couple thoughts... is it easier to test a change (i.e. X51) than a new motor and what kind of costs are involved (transport car to US, travel, EPA fees, etc.) Obviously the more cars you sell the more financial sense it makes. If your market can only bear 500 cars or 100 cars is it worth it? If they were willing for the X51 and X50 at around 100 cars, the GT3 should be a piece of cake. I guess that is unless they do not expect it to pass (old GT3 problem?) The new one should not be an issue there

     
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