Vauxhall Donates 15 VX220 Sportscars

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How about a little blast from the past gentlemen? The Vauxhall VX220 is a mid engined, targa-topped, 2-seater introduced in early 2001. The only difference is it’s not a Lotus, though it is based on the Elise chassis. This is Vauxhall’s idea of a sportscar a full decade ago, powered by either a 2.2-liter Ecotec with 147 hp or a turbo 2.0-liter with 200 hp.
It’s not exactly their most successful car ever, but we’ve learned that Vauxhall has found a good use of 15 examples, all of which will be donated to universities and colleges across the UK, reaching out as far as Scotland.

These cars will provide much needed opportunities for diagnostic and technical skill development using a high performance vehicle. Among the institutions to take delivery of a VX220 are Luton and West Cheshire College, which is in the vicinity of Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant.
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