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    My first dreamcar

    After a 3 month long search for the ideal car for me, having considered all possible options (Clio Trophy, E30 & E36 M3, 968 CS, ...) I ended up looking for a modified VX220, when an owner contacted me when selling his car, I was sold, as was the car 3 weeks later. I travelled from Brussels to York to take a look at it last week and decided to buy it and take it to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

    So of we go in my friend's 535d

    After 750km's of traffic jams, we finally arrived at the seller's house in York.
    First time I saw it (I was stunned)

    Sold!

     


    I left the seller's house with my new toy and we were off to Goodwood, it was proving to be a very long day, covering to 1.400km Brussels-York-Goodwood but I had such a blast in my first hours in my new VX, charging through the UK following my friend in his 535d. At 3am we arrived at our campsite in Goodwood, exhausted but very very happy.

    Stopping for gas on our way to Goodwood


    The next morning I got out of my tent and had to celebrate


    As some of you might know, you have to get to know an Elise/VX so hitting potholes for the first time, sweating like a pig inside the cockpit, the nervous steering, I all needed to get used to it, and now after 3 days of ownership I have, and I love it, it is so pure and honest, exactly what I was looking for. An incredible attention whore too, everybody looks at it (more so in the UK than in Belgium, here I get more negative reactions sadly).

    Thanks for looking, and a last picture of the beautiful car in Goodwood on the campsite.

    The speclist:

    Exterior:-
    Carbon Fibre Turbo rear spoiler
    Turbo splitters on the front
    Black aluminium diffuser
    Black window surround & V
    VXR Speedline (with Yoko A048 Track tyres)
    Front/rear black turbo headlights
    Front resprayed and armourfended (no stonechips!)

    Interior:-
    Biscuit leather seats
    Leather centre console
    Carbon fibre doorcards
    Carbon fibre Dash plate
    Alcantara dash
    Sony stereo & expensive Panasonic speakers

    Mechanical bits:-
    Polished Throttle Body
    Janspeed Exhaust System
    Balance Shafts Removed
    Piper Cams
    2.4 Inlet manifold
    Modifed Airbox and courtenay panel filter
    4-1 dbilas exhaust manifold
    EGR removed
    Lightweight Flywheel
    Braided brake hoses
    ABS cut-off switch
    Pagid RS14 pads (also a set of mintex 1144 pads)
    EBC turbo grooved discs front/rear
    Dot 5.1 brake fluid flushed regulary
    Sachs adjustable suspension (currently running 115mm / 125mm ride heights)
    Geomentry / cornerweighted – Fastroad/track settings done at Phoneix motorsport (I have print out of the current settings)
    Regal Shortshift gearshift


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    Yesterday, I had the car detailed and had a small photoshoot















    Enjoy!


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    nice little car and great color. The  shot after detailing the head-on shot is perfect.The tree lined street in the background looks cool - what/where is it?

    The new car buyers here will never know the adventure of a long distance purchase/pick-up.


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    Congrats Porker - great choice..

    Why the change of number plate? 

     


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    That's a cool looking car, congrats. Too bad you have to have a front plate though


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     Great car porker !!! rare indeed. the head on shot is amazing like racer-x said. many many congrats, and enjoy !!!


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    congrats!! Great driving machine!! It must handle and feel like a go-cart!! great pictures as well.


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    2005 Ford Focus S, 5spd 2.0L 136hp (120lb-ft) CD silver on grey (sold)
    1986 Porsche 944, 5spd 2.5L 150hp (168lb-ft) champagne gold on grown leather. (sold)


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    Congratulations Porker! The car looks fantastic. I'm sure you have a grin right now from ear to ear


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    John H:

    Congrats Porker - great choice..

    Why the change of number plate? 

     

    The plate in the first pictures is a personalized item, the owner kept them for his new Exige, the current number plate is just a short term solution as it'll get Belgian licenseplates next week. Smiley


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    Mike S:

    Congratulations Porker! The car looks fantastic. I'm sure you have a grin right now from ear to ear

    I do, it's such a full-on driving experience, especially in the rain it's so much fun, playing with its fine balance, love it!


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    The best looking VX I have ever seen !   The color combo is superb. I like the back with this blue. The car looks very sporty!

    You do not mind having the steering wheel on the right side ? I guess on the track it makes no difference  and it will not be your daily driver ...

     


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    That looks truly stunning!  I have always been a fan of the VX220 look over the Elise.  With the black wheels, it looks absolutely stunning!  Well done.  I am sure you will be very happy for a very long time in this.


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    CONGRATTSS

    Enjoy your new toy in good health


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    Gnil:

    The best looking VX I have ever seen !   The color combo is superb. I like the back with this blue. The car looks very sporty!

    You do not mind having the steering wheel on the right side ? I guess on the track it makes no difference  and it will not be your daily driver ...

     

    It's no real problem actually, I thought it would be more irritating than it actually is, overtaking is a little more difficult but not that much, and after a couple of days I got used to shifting with my left arm, so no trouble there either... Smiley

    The car is actually my daily driver for the next 2 years, but then as a student I don't have to cover great distances on a daily basis, it just needs to get me to the classes, and to the track in the weekends Smiley

    I'll be at the Nordschleife in 2 weeks.


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    Congratulation on your new car Porker! Enjoy it in good health 


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    Many congratulations, fabulous car, thanks for posting. Smiley


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    Great looking car, tried it out when they debuted. You obviously went for the normally aspirated version. I also like your pictures, the one in the parking lot look very professional. Did you do them on your own or a photographer you are friends with?

    I am curious to know why you bought your car in the UK and preferred it over the Lotus Elise - price advantage, I suppose?


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    Great choice Porker. Nice colour too.


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    That is one incredible car for a student! :) 


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    Ferdie:

    Great looking car, tried it out when they debuted. You obviously went for the normally aspirated version. I also like your pictures, the one in the parking lot look very professional. Did you do them on your own or a photographer you are friends with?

    I am curious to know why you bought your car in the UK and preferred it over the Lotus Elise - price advantage, I suppose?

    I would have loved the turbo version but it was sadly out of reach, I know have an intermediate solution, a modified NA-engine, I have around 180hp now which is fine for this car, I feel there is an ideal balance between grip/power now. The standard engine felt to slow witted for a car like this, now it has some top end grunt as well as some torque lowdown.

    The reason why I haven't gone for the Elise is mainly price, as my budget would've allowed only the lesser Elises (136hp) and I really felt they were a little too slow for decent progress on the highway. The same budget for a VX220 gave me the chance to buy one with decent performance modifications, I didn't have to think twice... Secondly, there is the image reason, as I'm a student I feel it's harder to justify having a Lotus than having an "Opel", I rather not have people talking behind my or my parents' back. Smiley

    The reason why I went to the UK is because there's a much bigger market if you're looking for modified examples and secondly the exchange rate made the car a whole lot cheaper to buy in the UK, a similar one would've cost me €9.000 extra in Europe Smiley

    @WAY: I will have to work my ass off to better this car Smiley


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    congrats !

    no problems with belgian regulations? ("contrôle technique")

     


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    rv997:

    congrats !

    no problems with belgian regulations? ("contrôle technique")

     

    Let's say you have to be creative Smiley


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    Porker:

    The reason why I haven't gone for the Elise is mainly price, as my budget would've allowed only the lesser Elises (136hp) and I really felt they were a little too slow for decent progress on the highway. The same budget for a VX220 gave me the chance to buy one with decent performance modifications, I didn't have to think twice... Secondly, there is the image reason, as I'm a student I feel it's harder to justify having a Lotus than having an "Opel", I rather not have people talking behind my or my parents' back. 

    Thanks for the explanation and I agree. After all, a modified n/a-engine fits well into this type of car.

    To be honest, you will always attract attention with this kind of car. No matter, if there´s a Lotus or Vauxhall/Opel bagde on it. Still, I wish you lots of fun with it.


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     Porker, don't forget to wave at Speedster and Elise/Exige (any lightweight car for that matter) drivers from now on  It's a courtesy habit. 


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    Wonderful car - many, many congrats Porker  You must be deliriously happy right now  Enjoy it mate


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