Shelby Industries- Concepts & prototypes
The Daytona-4 (4wd, 4 valves per cyl, 4 wheel disk brakes)
This 16V motor was NOT based on the Lotus design.
According Lotus records Carroll Shelby WAS going to sell a 4-Wheel drive 16V Daytona for the 1989 model year- This car shown was featured in several magazines and press response was very favorable. As far back as late 1987 there were several prototype G-bodies in England undergoing advanced emissions, crash and NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) testing. Alas Shelby and Chrysler parted company in 1989 and the 16V engine didn't make it into production till 1991.
Take a TII Daytona, strip out the backseat, a/c and power seats, add rollbar & light rims
Shelby Charger used for testing Direct Connection blower kit.
Omni GLH fitted with DOHC 2.0 with Webers
Ed Peters GLHS before he owned it?
(Pictures courtesy of Motor Trend magazine)
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