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2000-2005 Vauxhall VX220 & VX220 Turbo specifications

2000-2005 Vauxhall VX220 & VX220 Turbo specifications Classic and Performance Car

Like a Lotus Elise but cheaper, and with the possibility of a much more powerful Turbo engine, the Vauxhall VX220 is a sports car gem


From a mainstream company like Vauxhall, the VX220 was something of a shock. For this was an out-and-out, very raw sportscar, a Lotus Elise Series 2 sporting a different Vauxhall (and Opel) body. Built by Lotus, the Targa-topped road racer was launched in 2000 with a mid-mounted Vauxhall Astra 2196cc all-alloy engine of 145bhp, followed in 2003 by a 1998cc turbocharged model, with 197bhp. This would have given any car blistering performance, but in such a lightweight machine as the VX220, acceleration was an incredible 4.9 seconds for the 0-60 dash, with a 151mph top speed.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £26,495
  • Price (excellent)
    £12,000
  • Price (good):
    £10,000
  • Price (average):
    £8,000
  • Price (project):
    £6,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    5.9secs
  • Top speed:
    137.0mph
  • Power:
    147.0bhp
  • Torque:
    140.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    33.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbone, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, wishbone, coil spring
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3790mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2330mm
  • Width:
    1708mm
  • Height:
    1112mm
  • Weight:
    930kgs

Vauxhall VX220 Classifieds

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