How do the Toyota v6's used by lotus differ from ours?
Beefed up internals?
I would be willing to bet they are, "beefed up" in many ways. I can all but guarantee you they simply are not taking a stock V-6, normally aspirated engine, and bolting a turbo system on it.
Even with factory turbocharged engines, the 2 rules of thumb are, never buy a used one. And never buy one that is out of warranty. Because they are a financial nightmare to repair or replace. Remember, the factory tests these engines for literally millions of miles. They know precisely how long these engines will live. And set the boost so the engine will live past the warranty period. Yet still deliver noticeable performance. Or else they won't be able to sell it.
I have never understood the logic of these turbocharged 4-Cylinder engines. If you compare for example, the Camry with a V-6, to the new Honda 4-Cylinder Turbo, they get identical EPA fuel economy ratings. But BOTH the Toyota V-6 AND THE 4-Cylinder have more horsepower, without all the complexity and cost of the turbo system.
And it costs less to purchase. And no one is going to tell me that BOTH the Toyota V-6, and the normally aspirated 4-cylinder won't live longer if properly driven and maintained.
|2020 Honda Accord||2020 Toyota Camry||Difference|
|Standard engine||1.5-liter turbo 4-cyl||2.5-liter 4-cyl||–|
|Horsepower||192 hp at 5,500 rpm||203 to 206 hp at 6,600 rpm||-14 to -11 hp|
|Torque||192 lb-ft at 1,600 to 5,000 rpm||184 to 186 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm||+6 to +8 hp|
|Standard transmission||CVT||8-spd automatic||–|
|Optional transmission||6-spd manual (Sport)||–||–|
|0-60 time||7.3 seconds||7.6 seconds||-0.3 seconds|
|MPG City||26 to 30 mpg||27 to 29 mpg||-3 to +3 mpg|
|MPG Highway||35 to 38 mpg||38 to 41 mpg||-6 to +0 mpg|
|MPG Combined||30 to 33 mpg||31 to 34 mpg||-4 to +2 mpg|
|Optional engine||2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl||3.5-liter V-6||–|
|Horsepower||252 hp at 6,500 rpm||301 hp at 6,600 rpm||-49 hp|
|Torque||273 lb-ft at 1,500 to 4,000 rpm||267 lb-ft at 4,700 rpm||+6 lb-ft|
|Standard transmission||6-spd manual (Sport)||8-spd automatic||–|
|Optional transmission||10-spd automatic||–||–|
|0-60 time||6.2 seconds (manual) / 5.7 seconds (automatic)||5.8 seconds||-0.1 to +0.4 seconds|
|MPG City||22 to 23 mpg||22 mpg||-0 to +1 mpg|
|MPG Highway||32 to 34 mpg||31 to 33 mpg||-1 to +3 mpg|
|MPG Combined||26 to 27 mpg||25 to 26 mpg||+0 to +2 mpg|