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Lotus gifts Toyota an Elise with last 2ZZ engine

by Dan Roth (RSS feed) on Sep 17th, 2010 at 4:01PM

The last Toyota 2ZZ-GE VVTLi four cylinder engine has been built, and Lotus got it. Lotus CEO Dany Bahar and Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda came together at the British Embassy in Tokyo for a celebration where Toyota was presented with an Elise R carrying the engine by Bahar. The shindig marks a new chapter in the two companies' partnership, one that will allow Lotus to create powertrains that are more exclusively its own in future cars with the continued cooperation of Toyota. Designed for Toyota by Yamaha, the 2ZZ-GE engine owed a lot to motorcycle engine practice, and... Read More

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