I know this has been discussed here for a long time....
I have most of the parts body and mechanical to make an Elige-based V8 - powered car.
If I am going to do this, I want to build more than 1.
The wheelbase will be stretched about 12". I have a wide clam for 335's, hubs and brakes to run more power, etc.
Of course, we can build just about any power from an LSx. From the 500hp LS7 to 630hp LS9, + all the aftermarket possibilities.
The LSx drive-train should weigh less than 200lbs more than Toyota 4-cylinder. In fact, it is probably very close to the V6 models.
Creature comforts like A/C, heat, ABS, traction control will be preserved from the Corvette drive-train.
We can also build any kind of interior, all the way to super-car quality. Although, a Lotus-based car would look good in minimalist form.
Price... less than 1/10th of a Henessy Venom.
PM me, if interested. General comments on the thread are appreciated.