The 140TC was a car made by Evante between 1986 and 1991.
The car is based upon the 70's Lotus Elan and the first prototype was built on an Elan chassis.
The 140TC was produced by the tuning firm Vegatune, when they were based in Spalding, Lincolshire. They were restoring Lotus Elans and introduced some of their own product development, including use of a chassis with double wishbone rear suspension and updated running gear.
Evante cars was formed from a decision to produce the car in total from new. Power came from Vegatunes own VTA engine initially with 1600cc and later of 1700cc. The 1700cc engine produced 140bhp. They were marketed as the standard 140TC or the tuned 160TC models. The gearbox and final drive came from Ford and Twin 40 Dellorto's were installed. The cars were fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox and power was derlivered to the rear wheels.
The standard 140 Evante could go from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds, with the 160TC and 170TC being faster. The top speed of the standard 140TC was 132mph.