Vauxhall VX220 Turbo 2003 posters

Vauxhall VX220 Turbo

In early 2001, the Vauxhall VX220 was released as a mid-engined, two-seater targa-topped sports car. It was produced at the Lotus Cars plant in Hethel, Norfolk alongside the Elise S2. As opposed to the Elise's K-series Rover engine, the VX220 used a GM engine in its chassis. Its model identification was Lotus 116 and code name Lotus Skipton. The VX220 featured two distinct models: The normally aspirated version was equipped with an Astra 2.2 L Ecotec L61 engine, which delivered 147 hp (110 kW) while weighing 870 kg. Its Turbo model, introduced in 2003, had a 2.0 L Ecotec LSJ engine that produced 200 hp (149 kW) with a heavier weight of 930 kg. Furthermore, the track-oriented VXR220 was based on the turbo model and boasted a tuning that delivered around 220 hp (164 kW). It featured Lotus-style 16 in (406 mm) front wheels, allowing the fitment of special sports tyres for better road grip. The VX220 was lauded by motoring press as a great car for drivers, particularly its normally aspirated 2.2 version, and it earned a number of awards. Some journalists suggested that it represented better value for money than the Lotus. Unfortunately, production of the VX220 drew to a close in 2005.

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