Got shredded by a Lotus Carlton on the A21 near Tunbridge Wells one night back in the '90sBut they are/were easily tuneable. There was no real requirement for 400bhp back in the day, when most hot hatches barely had 100bhp. Remember the fuss the Lotus Carlton created when it came along, what was that 370bhp? It was mentioned in the Houses of Parliament, where they wanted it banned lol.
I was in my Vx Calibra doing about 100 and he just sailed past into the dark, all I saw was the badge on the back.