I still find it amazing how there is such a large base of modifications for the Elise/Exige cars even with such limited production. It is also amazing to me how willing so many owners are to perform custom, one-off work on their cars given such rarity, fragility, and high entry cost of ownership. The only thing in the auto world I could compare it to would be the mid-range Porsche 911 crowd, cars in the 1972-1995 range.
I came over from owning a Boxster S, where the cars are cheaper to get into, and much higher volume (10,000 cars a year in some years) - you would think there would be a more thriving performance mod community. But there isn't. There have been a few companies with turbo kits and superchangers, but nothing cheap enough to really think about for the average buyer.
I am still contemplating if I want to modify my Elise in any way or keep it all original, but it does make me feel better to see people jump in the deep end with their cars like this.
I also like how people don't get all uppity with the cars like some 911 guys do, and bash anything that isn't "purist".
2006 Chili Red Elise #0005