Being launched as a centrepiece to the company’s Centenary celebrations, the VX Lightning is a two-seater roadster based on the same technical foundation as the Pontiac concept Solstice, first seen at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Under the long bonnet of the VX Lightning is a new version of Vauxhall’s all aluminium 2.2 ECOTEC engine, reworked with a supercharger to produce a maximum power of 240hp and 305Nm of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is mated to the engine, driving the rear wheels.

  • 2003 Vauxhall Vx lightning
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The chassis incorporates independent suspension, the front end using a simple and reliable strut configuration with a rack and pinion steering. At the rear, the independent suspension is all aluminium for weight saving. Overall, the car manages a near perfect 50:50 weight distribution for the best in handling and agility.

Designed in the UK, the VX Lightning is a classically proportioned sports car with a long bonnet and short rear overhang. There are also some subtle echoes of the past, including the rollover hoops sculptured into the rear deck and bodywork which flows down into the cabin. Inside, deeply sculptured seats are finished in black and red leather, while red leather has also been used to trim the sweeping dashboard.

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  (412) posted on 02.9.2012

This vehicle looks light and aero dynamic. I like its metallic color, it gives an
extraordinary angst to the vehicle.

  (553) posted on 02.9.2012

It was really stunning. The beauty of this car was beyond each expectorants. The wheels are striking. The headlamps was great.

  (526) posted on 08.12.2011

Awesome look! The blending of color is great. I would say that it is one of the masterpieces of Vauxhall because of the great designs. Hopefully, this new concept car will have its debut to create its after-market version! I will wait for that thing to happen.

  (6021) posted on 06.8.2008

impresive it must be really power due to it light weight and size and its a fule efficant butitlooks the same as the pontiac and satrun so which one should we buy when this beauity is lanuched and what about safty for a convertable like this.thank u for such a lovly ideas from GM

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