There’s always some business out there that thinks they can do a better job. Laminar Concepts in Pennsylvania believed they could for the Lotus Europa. While the upgrade kit was designed for the Europa Twin Cam it also would work on the Europa S2.
A Mazda rotary engine was used putting out anywhere from 150 horsepower to upwards of 300 HP. Major chassis and body changes were made as well.
Has anyone seen one of these conversion? It must be a thrill to drive or perhaps it was a total dud, it certainly would be very different than the stock Lotus Europa driving experience. At any rate, Laminar Concepts seems to be long gone having closed in 2005.
Laminar Concepts produced a number of interesting cars. More information is here.