Carroll Shelby’s team of engineers took one of these cars, made the appropriate modifications, and replaced it with a highly modified small block Ford V-8 engine (with one configuration putting out more than 400 hp).
The stories were that when they replaced the 300-pound 4-cylinder engine with the 800-pound Ford V-8, it handled more like a pickup truck than a sports car. Even with the weight increase, the car still weighed less that 2500 pounds . . . which made it practically a rocket ship. (No comparison to your actual Rocket Ship, Mr. Musk.)
I saw my first Sunbeam Tiger on Get Smart. Maxwell Smart drove a Sunbeam Tiger, and that was good enough for me . . . .
Kinda makes you want to take a road trip, doesn’t it?