LC should have went with Toyota's 2.0 engine. TRD has all the racing modifications available to increase the output to astronomical numbers. I'm sure most of them could have been adapted to fit the Elise engine bay. What's more, the 2.0 engine is apparently indestructable. Is it possible Toyota wouldn't go for it? Not that the Elise will be underpowered, but modding is just a way of life for me. Maybe the performance would have surpassed the Espirit. Just a little disappointed.