Vauxhall VX220 Turbo by debbielove ()
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Car Show time! And this believe it on not was a British car, I saw was because like so many its not made anymore..
It was designed by Opal at the Lotus factory because yes, nothing is owed by the British anymore.. But at least it was built there..
It was made entirely of glass reinforced plastic, and is amazingly strong weighing just over 2,000pound..
With its low weight, mid-mounted engine, high torsional rigidity, and ample horsepower, the car is extremely quick and agile. Thanks in part to the car's light weight, the turbo version was able to reach a top speed of 150 mph and accelerate from 0 to 100 62 mph in 4.9 seconds. The base price was around €32,000 for the 2.2 and €36,000 for the turbocharged version..
The car was hailed by the motoring press as a great drivers' car and won several accolades, including Top Gear's Car of the Year in 2003..
Production ended in 2005, with no direct successor..
Another British built car gone..
Hope you like the look, Enjoy.
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Hey! I used to have one of those.....you pick it up, pull the friction drive ring in the nose, then put it down on the floor and it whizzes away until it hits a chair leg or wall and the doors fly off....strange! I always thought it was made in Taiwan. Wish I had had one, that's a nice looking motor....Top Gear Car Of The Year!! nuff said! all hail the omnipitant ClarkesonMayHammond....all hail...
I like it! Most attractive and compact! Beautiful shot of the Vauxhall, Rob, and you must have been standing on a ladder when you snapped it because of the high POV displayed. Your auto shows are more photographer friendly than ours because your vehicles are shown with their hoods/bonnets neatly in place, whereas a high percentage of the shows I attend show these type cars with the hoods up in order to show off their clean-as-a-pin shiny engines.