Re: elise V. s2000 --- They may have used a "street" tire like a Pilot sport cup that is technically a street tire but is made for track day events. --- Ah, you mean one of those tires that is technically street-legal but has the consistency of a pencil-eraser. Great for grip but you need a new set every time you change the oil in the car. Something like that? --- If I could get a TVR, I live in the US and they aren't allowed here, I would get a Tuscan. --- Yeah, so would I. I'm an American living in England at the moment. I rented a Tuscan for a week, put about 400 miles on it and was in hog-heaven every inch of the way. If you really love TVRs you should try to do that. Come to the UK on vacation and spend part of it in a TVR. What I'd recommend is that you spend about three weeks here. The first two weeks, you rent a normal car so you can get used to the whole "driving on the other side of the road/car" thing. That took me about a week or so when I first did it. Then, once you've gotten use to things and found some nice places to drive (I recommend the Northwest - fly into Manchester and then spend your time exploring the Peak District, Lake District and Yorkshire. Great scenery and plus Blackpool is a short detour on your way to the Lake District and TVR reportedly give factory tours) then you go pick up the Tuscan. If you like sports cars, you owe it to yourself to drive a 4.0 liter Tuscan at least once in your life. There is nothing like it. BTW, if you *really* want a TVR, there are ways to get them into the states - either temporarily or permanently.