The Vauxhall VX220 is based on the chassis of a Lotus Elise and built at the Lotus factory in Norfolk

  • Mid-engine configuration
  • Lightweight aluminium chassis
  • Independent, double wishbone suspension all round

In non-turbo form it is powered by a GM Z22SE aluminium 2.2-litre ECOTEC engine producing 147 BHP and largely developed by Lotus.

The car weighs 870 kg, giving it a power to weight ratio of 169 bhp/tonne.

It will reach 60 mph in 5.7 sec with a top speed just shy of 140 mph.


Imagine a roller skate with a large engine strapped to it. Add in a couple of seat belts, a roll bar, ABS and an air bag to pacify the DOT. You get a VX220 and a bloody big grin.

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