If you consider the modifications Lotus has planned for the 2ZZ-GE it is difficult to accept that the end result is merely an improvent in the torque curve. The current GT-S makes 190hp/133 ft-lbs. Lotus is putting on a new intake and exhaust manifold as well as tuning the ECU for maximum performance. Here is what I think is going on. Lotus Cars Ltd has forced LCU to understate the performance gains so as not to further upset our jealous brethren across the pond. I bet when we dyno the Elise we will be pleasantly surprised.