In the early 2000s, Vauxhall stepped out of its path to make an insane vehicle that left enthusiasts with as many questions as couldn’t be answered. In conjunction with Lotus, the company released the VX220, a vehicle that had almost nothing to do with the company’s traditions.
It was based on the epic Lotus Elise and taken up by General Motors. It would sell as Opel and Daewoo in some markets.
Nonetheless, it remains a car that has so much that can be written about. The VX gives you a choice of two engines.
You could pick a 145 bhp 2.2 or go for 197 bhp 2.0-liter turbocharged unit. Either way, it is only a choice between fast and very fast.
Given that the standard VX’s performance is breathtaking, you can imagine what the Turbo does. The VX’s light weight means there’s no turbo lag to worry about, either.
Instead, there’s just instant power coupled to brilliant handling. It will take up corners with ease and every aspect of its handling is amazing.
There’s no power-assisted steering, but it would the VX still does very well without it. For the model year 2004, 65 special units of this car were made.
Car enthusiasts take simple milestones and capitalize on them. Therefore, when a vehicle like this Vauxhall demonstrates such great abilities, we pray that it would stick around for longer. It is a rare gem and one that you should hold close should come across one at a friendly price.
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