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BMW V10 powered Lotus Exige

The S85 V10 that propelled the E60 BMW M5 was more than enough engine for the two-ton M car. With 500 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque it could push the M5 from zero-to-60 mph in just over four seconds, and also give it a top speed of 205 miles per hour, once the electronic limiter was de-limited.

What if that engine were stuffed into a mid-engine car that weighed only 2,000 pounds; a car that could already do zero-to-60 in about the same time as the M5, but with half the M5’s horsepower?