Vauxhall VXR220 2005 posters

Vauxhall VXR220

Introduced in early 2001, the Vauxhall VX220 is a mid-engined, targa-top, 2-seater sports car built by GM and left hand drive version (the Opel Speedster) made at the Lotus Cars plant in Hethel, Norfolk in England. It was derived from the Elise chassis but was modified to be powered by GM Ecotec engine instead of the K-series Rover engine used in the Elise. Its internal model identification is Lotus 116 and code name is Lotus Skipton. The VX220 has two available engines- the standard version has the Astra 2.2 L Ecotec L61 engine giving 147 hp (110 kW) on an 870 kg car, while the Turbo version released in 2003 has a 2.0 L Ecotec LSJ engine delivering 200 hp (149 kW) running on 930 kg. For those looking for more power, the limited VXR220 version was tuned to give around 220 hp (164 kW) and a Lotus-style 16” (406 mm) front wheels to fit special sports tyres for better road holding. The motoring press praised the VX220 for it's great driving performance and won several awards. The 2.2 NA version tends to be considered the better choice with more value for money than the Lotus. Production of VX220 was stopped in 2005.

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