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    Vauxhall VX Lightning

    WOW :shock:

    Loving this car... BUT CAN'T FIND A ESTIMATED ££££

    Fitting for a car with the presence of the VX Lightning, 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.

    Body/chassis structure: unique GM platform, based on the Solstice, with
    front engine and rear-wheel driveBody material: compositeChassis
    material: all steel, unibody Suspension: 4-wheel independent, strut front,
    adjustable for rate and travel

    Powertrain
    Engine: modified, supercharged ECOTEC L850 2.2L 4-cylinderEngine
    displacement (cu. in/cc):134/2200Max. horsepower
    (hp/kW):240/179Max. torque (lb.ft/Nm):225/305

    TransmissionGM T56, six-speed manual (5th/6th gears overdrive).



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    Its a beauty, whats happening with this car is it being developed or was it just a concept. I think that would sell well what with its looks and stance.

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    i think its just a concept to be fair but i'd sell my mother for 1. (and a few jars of bogies on ebay - they can go for silly money)

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    i think it failed pedestrian crash tests, and was shelved.

    as far as cost goes, the car it's based on is really cheap in the US, think it starts around 18k GBP

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    really... i need a pic of this US car... may be worth a purchase in the future.

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    It has been said, the car may go to production depending on the response from the public!

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    re: Vauxhall VX Lightning

    Its based I think on the Solistice in the US and it would fail the pedestrian crash test but they are developing a new bonnet which will appear at some point on all cars that lifts slightly in the event of a crash - something to do with the clearance from bonnet to engine and this lift would give the space. So not all over just yet
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