Renegade Hybrids is known for their V8 powered Porsche projects but they recently branched out to build a V8 powered Lotus. This Series 2 Esprit is powered by an E-Rod 6.2 L LS3 crate engine that produces 430 horsepower. Much more power than the 140-160 hp the factory 2.0 L or 2.2 L inline-four produced. Which also means the factory transaxle has been replaced with a Porsche model. If you’re interested in also having some pushrod goodness in your Lotus then you are in luck because Renegade Hybrids is working on an Esprit swap kit.
Source: Renegade Hybrids