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78Z
06-07-2002, 07:17 PM
https://www.lotuselise.at/pics/dodge3.jpg

https://www.lotuselise.at/pics/dodge5.jpg

aeronca65t
06-07-2002, 10:04 PM
actally, there are some "snuck in" Elises in N/A.
Check this post:

https://www.britishcarforum.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=3&t=000021

Banshee
06-29-2002, 06:03 PM
actually you can legally get the first gen elise in the US through a tuning company called Sun International. they modify it enough to meet safety standards, and then even better they replace the original rover unit with the 2 L honda B-16 powerplant. thats something like 210 hp, compared to the base elises 118. it doesnt come cheap though- about $55,000.

i think Sun International also imports various renaults (mainly clio sport) and some TVRs as well.

dont worry though- the new elise will be here in america in no time. images/icons/grin.gif

Jagdreamer
07-20-2002, 11:31 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Banshee:
actually you can legally get the first gen elise in the US through a tuning company called Sun International. they modify it enough to meet safety standards, and then even better they replace the original rover unit with the 2 L honda B-16 powerplant. thats something like 210 hp, compared to the base elises 118. it doesnt come cheap though- about $55,000.

i think Sun International also imports various renaults (mainly clio sport) and some TVRs as well.

dont worry though- the new elise will be here in america in no time. images/icons/grin.gif <hr></blockquote>

Yikes! $55k! You could buy a Corvette Z06 for that! (but they are very cool looking cars, I must admit!)
JD