The Turbo VR6 Engine in This Lotus Elise Makes a Mind-Boggling 600 HP

Who says the Elise is only good for cornering?

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The Lotus Elise is touted as one of the best-handling street cars of all time, equipped with a super-light body and a mid-engine layout. The last place you'd expect to see one is entered at a runway racing event. But this one might actually belong.

This first-gen Elise had its original Rover engine swapped out with a turbocharged Volkswagen VR6 motor which, according to this video's uploader, is making around 600 horsepower (around five times what it made from the factory). Not only is it incredibly quick, but it sounds great as well. Listen for yourself.

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