Stark Automotive Lotus Elise R Powered By VTEC, Distinguished By Silly PaintMatt Hardigree7/29/08 1:20pmFiled to: TunersElise RLotusLotus EliseLotus Elise RLotus Elise SStarkStark AutomotiveStark Automotive Lotus Elise RStark Lotus Elise RElise33EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWhat do you get when you take a Lotus Elise S, subtract one 2ZZ Toyota four-banger, and substitute a Honda K-Series VTEC engine? You go back one in the alphabet and get the Stark Automotive Lotus Elise R. The crew starts with a base Elise, strips the car down and rebuilds the already-nimble sports car to customer specifications. The new mill is a K20A i-VTEC that normally sees duty in Type-R Hondas mated to a K20 six-speed gearbox. The result is a car that can reach 60 mph from a cold start in 3.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of around 160 mph. And how much does all that fun set you back?