VX220 Technical Spec

Mark Dj

Former Staff
Senior Member
New aluminium lightweight engine
Low weight and high performance characterise the new aluminium 2.2 litre ECOTEC engine which powers the VX220. The engine is constructed from aluminium alloy and weighs a mere 148 kg. In the VX220, this engine produces 147PS at 5800 rpm with a maximum torque figure of 206Nm at 4,000rpm. In addition to the performance, this engine is fuel efficient delivering around 35mpg (according to MVEG standard) while also complying with the future Euro IV emissions standard. VX220 uses a compact, 5-speed cable operated gearbox.

VX220 Technical Spec


· 2.2i 16v ECOTEC 4

· Capacity: 2198cc

· Max.power:147PS (108Kw) @ 5800rpm

· Max.torque: 206Nm (151.9 lb.ft.) @ 4000rpm

· Compression ratio: 10.0:1

· Double Overhaead chain driven camshafts

· Twin balancer shafts

· 'Drive-by-wire' electronic throttle control

· All aluminium block and cylinder head Performance (provisional)

· Maximum speed 134mph

· Acceleration 0-60mph 5.9 secs Fuel economy (provisional)

· Combined figure 35.3mpg (8.0 litres/l00km) Weight

· Kerbweight 855kg

Seating and upholstery

· Sports seats

· Lumbar adjustable driver's seat

Interior features

· Exposed aluminium on centre, console, doors and footwell

· Drilled aluminium pedals


· Electronic engine deadlock immobiliser

· Remote control alarm system

· Microwave interior sensor

Exterior features

· Dual vertical chrome tipped exhaust tailpipes

· Integral rear spoiler

· Removable black soft top with stowage bag

· Removable hard top in silver (optional)


· Overall width 1884mm (inc.mirrors)

· Overall length 3790mm

· Overall height 1 1 12mm

· Wheelbase 2330mm


· Mid-engine layout

· Getrag five-speed manual gearbox

· Manual steering 1.7 turns lock to lock



· Single coil springs over monotube dampers

· Independent unequal length double wishbones

· Anti-roll bar

· Front track 1450mm


· Independent unequal length double wishbone

· Multi-link lower wishbone

· Single coil springs over monotube dampers

· Rear track 1488mm


· Electronic anti-lock braking system (ABS)


· Ventilated 288mm diameter disc brakes

· AP racing calipers


· Ventilated 288mm diameter disc brakes

· Brembo calipers

Wheels and tyres


· 5 1/2 J x 17 five-spoke alloy wheels

175/55 Bridgestone Potenza tyres


· 5 1/2 J x 17 five-spoke alloy wheels

· 225/45 Bridgestone Potenza tyres

· VX220 does not include a spare wheel ( a 24hr. tyre replacement service will be available)