Straight out of their new Opera reveal, Italian company Vygor is shooting from the hip yet again with a luxurious version of the same model. The Opera is a combination of an SUV and a GT - nope, not a typo - designed to be "aggressive and original," while the new model - called the Opera.2 - is supposed to be "elegant and exclusive." We’re glad that Vygor seemed to have gotten the memo on the improvements that needed to be made to their vehicle, but we expected more drastic changes than the ones provided.
The Vygor Opera and Opera.2 are built on a high-strength steel tubular chassis and powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Power outputs are dealt in three different stages: 300 HP and 280 lb-ft, 350 HP and 361 lb-ft, or 420 HP and 435 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic with sequential shifting and an adjustable Ohlins suspension. The vehicle sends power to all four wheels with a Torsen differential up front and an electronic limited slip differential in the rear. With this setup, the SUV/GT can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 160 mph.
So far, nothing has really changed from the original Opera, but the luxury comes in the interior. Vygor has added hand-crafted leather trim, has powered everything up, and added a navigation system with a 7-inch touch-screen display. Vygor also states that their vehicle can be customized so that customers can create their own ’unique Opera.’
The original Vygor Opera is scheduled to be built in a limited run of 150 units, so we expect the Opera.2 will be built under the same guidelines. Prices will start from 140,000 Euro - or about $193,000 at the current exchange rates.
We’re still not convinced that the Opera is worth buying. We’d prefer a Porsche Cayenne or a BMW X5M, but that’s just us. Let us know if you agree.
A few weeks ago, Vygor revealed a teaser image of a new Italian sports car they were currently working on. However, no one in their right mind could have possibly guessed that this new sports car would actually be an SUV. The new Vygor Opera is a combination between a SUV and a GT and will be limited to only 150 units.
Right off the bat, we would have to say that the Vygor Opera isn’t exactly the best looking car we’ve ever seen. It just seems like a sad attempt at achieving what only a vehicle like the Porsche Cayenne or the BMW X5M does. That aside, the Opera - oh and it has a weird and seemingly unfit name - is built on a high-strength steel tubular chassis featuring a body made from composites and steel and a double-triangle individual wheel suspension. The exterior is finished off with a range of wheels, 18" - 22" and the interior can be customized depending on the customer’s wishes.
As for the engine, Vygor has promised three power stages starting from 300 HP to over 400 HP. The car will weigh only 3,300 lbs and will be fitted with permanent all-wheel drive and numerous luxury appointments.
There have been a number of new, impressive sports cars from the most anonymous manufacturers all over the world lately - vehicles such as the De Veno Arrinera prototype or the Rimac Concept One come to mind. Now, another random automaker is announcing a new sports car. Italian company, Vygor, has come out of the woodwork to announce that on October 10, 2011 at 10 am, they will be unveiling not only a new sports car, but a new luxury car as well.
Not much is known about the vehicle at the moment, but the company describes their new sports car as "an emotional car, like a wind-blow in the skin, like a thrill of sudden pleasure which takes your breath away...and unleashes emotions... the emotion to hear the thunder of the engine which is pure adrenalin, aggressive and biting as you have always dream but also mild as silk...the emotion of touching a panther...the emotion of taming the power..."
Creativity and marketing ploys aside, the company has only released a teaser image showing the front of the new sports car, compete with large air intakes and LED headlights. We’ll know more about Vygor’s new project as soon as it makes its official debut in October so stay tuned!