You can pick up a Vauxhall VXR220 for around £7,000
Based on an Elise chassis, the Vauxhall was powered by a 2.2-litre Astra SRi powerplant, which produced 147bhp. The cars super-lightweight construction (it weighed just 800kg) helped give it a sub-six second 0-62mph time.
Despite being just a Vauxhall, the VX220 was incredibly well received, with a certain Mr. Clarkson going so far as to say it was actually better value than its Elise cousin.
You can pick up an early normally-aspirated 2.2-litre for around £7000, and honestly, if you don’t have a significant other to answer to, I urge you to get one. Even crawling through traffic is an event; if you want to fall in love with driving again, this is the car for you.
Image courtesy of carthrottle.com
Latest posts by Andrew Kirkley (see all)
- Should I use a Car Broker? - 14th August 2018
- What are hydrogen fuel cars? Are they are real possibility? - 22nd January 2018
- Six secrets to know when renting a car - 19th January 2018