NedaSay Posted March 25, 2020 Report Share Posted March 25, 2020 Have you zapped the part when Geely did make an offer for Aston and got turned down!! Also both Lotus and Geely have the capability to engineer an engine, Lotus has had a NGE on the shelves for years that does pretty much have the same spec.Geely has a V6 that does seat on shelves to and they want nothing more than to put this engine front and centre, I don't see why they wouldn't do it... Many pundits do mention the Toyota engine GR-FKS as the next engine of choice for the interim sports car. I find this mind-boggling, when it would mean that Geely and Lotus have to pay royalties to Toyota, when they have a completely suitable design seating not only on design shelves, but actually being produced at a slow rate right now! The next gen of Lotus, i.e not that new top end car, are likely to be powered by a 4cyl turbo possibly hybridized, because this is where the market has been going... Before EV do take over, Yes top end versions may receive the V6. the thing is, Lotus is now part of a group and will play the group card has often as possible ; it's already visible on a very few elements of Evija (most notably the seats). Also, we know Aston is hurting for cash flow right now, and stranger things have happened, but essentially they would be sharing this brand new engine with a direct competitor of their upcoming Valhalla... I know Lamborghini and Audi have done this, but here's the thing, it's all VW group.... It would be awkward to see Lamborghini giving Ferrari an Engine don't you think?! Same way, McLaren is unlikely to prop Aston and yet their engine is ready to be dropped in any car there is. We are talking about luxury cars here, nobody needs to produce or drive a V6 but people and companies do build them for the prestige and also to showcase their technological ability. In the case of Aston they also want to stop paying royalties to Daimler-Benz just Like JLR are developing a new 6 cyl to replace the old V6 and V8 that they still to this day get built at a german Ford factory. Companies want and need to control their destinies in the context they evolve in, paying royalties will be avoided, tech colabs will be favoured but group logic will be the paradigm in which they operate. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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