Elise with Honda b18c5 200hp powertrain

Hello, I’m new here, but thought you guys might be intrested in this, if you hadn’t already seen it: Sun International Lotus Elise Type R Being an Elise/Exige fan in the US, I find this pretty exciting. Granted, you lose your warranty and so forth, but if it results in my being able to daily-drive a street legal exige with 200+HP, I think I might be willing to live with that [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image]. According to the webpage of the conversionshop (www.suninternational-usa.com), the weight difference is negligable. Additionally, the Honda b-series motors are pretty well known, as far as performance modifications go. Another $3k/US to www.jacksonracing.com results in an Eaton supercharger fitted into Honda intake manifold, supposedly yeilding another 50hp. I’m sure things aren’t as simple as theyseem, and the costs are pretty significant. But… it’s still an exciting possibility for those of us who are Elise-deprived.