Actually MartinImber is quite right. The 32V DOHC Corvette engine (LT5) was indeed developped by Lotus for the previous generation Corvette ZR-1. Quite a radical departure from the usual pushrod small-blocks. Lovely though it undoubtedly is, it was so complex and expensive that it was soon ditched. The current generation Corvette is back to the old 2-valve pushrod design - in lovely aluminium LS1 guise of course. Producing as much power as the LT5 easily and much cheaper too. In short if it aint broke, dont fix it!Pedropirate said:That gorgeous V8 ain't a Lotus engine,it's a Corvette jobbie.