Report Details from dealer on Dutch radio show in Emira Chat Posted July 12 8 hours ago, JJ said: Right! It's so strange he's telling us conflicting information, as this man should know what he's talking about. As far as I know nobody has actually confirmed the AMG is the M139, it's just what we all suspect? I.e. it could be M133 as well. What about the Toyota? Are we absolutely sure it's the 2GR-FE? He's also not the first person to state the I4 will be released before the V6 instead of the other way around. I wonder if perhaps both ways have been planned at some point, they switched it around, and not everybody got informed? Indeed, it would seem logical to me that somebody at Lotus does really know. The question is, have we heard that person speak at any point? Or perhaps it is subterfuge... It's all sorts of curious, that's for sure. We've heard the Lotus guy in the FoS video say the car is 416hp, and it seems he's talking about the V6, but there is a version of the AMG M139 that produces exactly that amount of horsepower. Then again, that engine's emission is over 200 g/km as I understand, while it's stated here the AMG will keep to 180, which is an important threshold for carbon-tax countries. Also, someone stated elsewhere the outgoing V6 on the Evora produces 416ps so it being the V6 is not unreasonable either. 500hp does seem like a lot for that V6. But the way he says it in the show is completely confident, yet purposely mysterious: it starts with a 5, and is followed by two other numbers, which I can't tell you *audible wink*. I'm almost wondering at this point if somebody has wrongly interpreted kW numbers as BHP somewhere, or vice versa. (360kW is 480BHP, right what the car's UI goes up to, 416kW is 557BHP, which starts with a 5 and is followed by two other numbers). Also, someone posted the V6 is known to have been tuned at some point before to go over 460... This guy is normally credible, and he has no reason to lie on a tiny radio show in a tiny country. I guess we'll know come September 7, but it's certainly odd we get all this conflicting information. The M139 block was mentioned in some prior interview (cannot find now). As to 416 Hp yes coincidentally the higher output of the M139, yet must also be considered that Mercedes has not certified that power level in the USA. As the to V6 at 416 PS or 416 Hp again in the US we got the Evora GT which started at 430 HP but with 3rd Cat and detune for mountain states gas (down 2 points from true Super) it ended up at 416 Hp (421 PS). Also was pretty clear in the interview that Matt was talking about the V6 when he said 416. Time will tell. I do believe that Lotus is being coy about weight and power pending regulatory sign off. In US prior to the GT launch we were told it would be the GT430 at 430 Hp, then at order time 422 (i.e. 3rd Cat added back on), and then finally 416 .. one spec for all states. A larger number of us were pissed at the time, for that and other spec changes. Similar thing on weights, different standards, EU, DIN, SAE .. in US the weight for certification much include the options selected by 30% of market. Well this is probably one reason why we are currently being poled by Lotus USA as to what options we plan to order, the other i'm sure is for SCM and production scheduling plans.