View Thread: Lightning strikes as century concept demonstrates Vauxhall renaissance


kak
Keep it simple, pure, and beautiful." The words of GM vice president Bob Lutz when launching the Solstice concept in the US. This was the basic requirement for Vauxhall’s stunning new concept car, the VX Lightning. 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.

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scubie02
Looks cool, in a batmanish sort of way...

kak
Looks like a more extreme version of the Vauxhall VX220?

scubie02
European cars have such cool emblems...

kak
hehe :)

kak
New picture of the car:

lexus1581
Woah, nice car. Those are some big ass wheels too. BTW, kak im donating 20 points to you for starting this thread.:D

eric rxb
The first pic is CG, which means the wheels aren't real. Unless that is, you're talking about the wheels in the second pic, which you can't really see that well

k6kicker
id buy it in a heartbeat, hopefully it comes with an ls1 or a boosted ecotec

k6kicker
well after reading the article, a 240 horsepower superchaged ecotec would do just wonderful :tahoe:

lexus1581
Originally posted by eric rxb
The first pic is CG, which means the wheels aren't real. Unless that is, you're talking about the wheels in the second pic, which you can't really see that well

Straight out of the article:
it sits on 19inch alloy wheels at the front (fitted with 245/35 Michelin Pilot tyres) while at the rear massive 20 inch alloys are fitted with 255/35 tyres.

kak
Btw; Do you guys think Vauxhall will set this thing into production?

FYRHWK1
If the solstice hits production, theres a good chance, and since its different (and GM only) then the VX220 i doubt they'll have any problem putting the 2 together.