Vauxhall VX220 Turbo: Elise chassis, 200 hp, 2050 lbs, 0-60 4.5, £25,495

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  1. Early Apex

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    It's been rumored that the current VX220/Speedster is coming to America as a Pontiac. That won't happen, but it's likely that the next VX car will show here in some form, perhaps as a Solstice-type roadster?

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  2. Seeker

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    :bowdown: VX Turbo

    This is what we need instead of the Solstice. Pontiac could even dredge up the Fiero name for all I care, just bring it here!
     
  3. Early Apex

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    Yep. Why is it so difficult for American manufactures to understand? Lightweight, no-frills, well-engineered sports cars will sell. Look at the pent-up demand for the Elise.
     
  4. jk

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    Not bad.
     
  5. mucky

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    Next gen Speedster will share platform with the Solstice.
     
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    Toy Turbo 2 Sabrina, don't just stare at it. Eat it.

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    midengine > god
     
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    Mj Anna Kournikova :yum:

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    I think they are having all the problems with "well-engineered sports cars" part.
     
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    Yeah, and it won't be Elise-based anymore. That's what was so good about the VX220/Turbo.
     
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    give me a noble m12 GTO over that anyday.. sure its an extra 15000 pounds but it does go from 0-60mph in 3.5 and i think would shit all over the vauxhall in handling too.
     
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    America's Excitement brand NEEDS this, not an Aztek replacement. We got the GTO (sort of)...now why not something pure like this?!

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    Yeah, I like the Noble too.:bigthumb:

    I guess it comes down to which engine you'd rather have: A GM Ecotec or a Ford Duratec.:sad2:
     
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    It will probably cost $60,000 by the time it gets here. :hs:
     
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    Funny that the only way GM can make a decent chassis is by copying someone else's...a destitute English one at that, owned by a Malaysian company :rofl:

    either that or they can just throw money at it
     
  14. Early Apex

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    I guess if you want great sports cars you need to live in Europe. Elise, VX220, Caterhams, Noble M12, TVRs, Westfields, Ariel Atom, Alfa 147 GTA, Fiat Barchetta ( :rofl: ), Smart Roadster, Morgans...
     
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    GM Ecotec > Ford Duratec

    by far.
     
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    blaznasn Mind Over Matter

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    looks kinda like an mr2/s2k
     
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    Toy Turbo 2 Sabrina, don't just stare at it. Eat it.

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    you guys obviously get a better Ecotec motor than we do :/
     
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    GM badges the 'ECOTEC' generically in many of its motor around the world, especially with the V6. But the real ECOTEC that GM toutes as its global engine is the 2.2L and 2.0L found in the Saab and small cars such as the Opel Vectra, Cavalier, Sunfire, Alero, Saturn.
     
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    i have an 'ecotec' v6 3.8litre.. and they suck.. 147kw slugs
     
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    I took these at the NAIAS in 2001. :bigthumb:

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    That's one of the generic badging I was talking about.
     
  23. iZero

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    AKA the Opel Speedster:

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    GM does brand marketing overseas as well. :rolleyes:
     
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    :slap:

    Vauxhall = Opel
    Vauxhall is the UK Opel brand. Has the exact same product.
     
  25. iZero

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    Yeah, so?
     

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