Unfortunately the time has come to sell my beautiful Vx Turbo.
I have owned it since 2014, however since a change in my partners job means I have to do school runs so have little time to use the car. I have probably done less than £1000 miles in the last year alone!
I am probably going to have to go 4 seats in order to have performance again.
This is a beautiful Vx Turbo, well known to the Vx forum.
It has done 62k miles and MOT expires April 2018
It has had extensive sensible modification. It has an engine with bulletproof internals, uprated suspension and 4 pot AP racing brakes to stop it.
This is a very fast car, it weighed at 915 kg with approx 360 bhp/tonne. So this is serious power/weight with only a few exotic cars faster that this.
The car was fully refurbished in December 2015 at Datum Motorsport with full clams off and complete rebuild. Initially I had planned just for a respray, but after seeing minor issues once the clams were off decided to fully refurbish it as the intention at that time was to keep the car life long.
The refurbishment cost £10000 alone, I have documented all the work and have full receipts
I wanted an 'exotic' paint job and initially was going to have Mclaren Volcano Orange but the respray would have cost £10k alone and would have been very costly to maintain on a road car. I decided to go for high end BMW Sakhir Orange only available on select recent 'M' Cars. it has almost pearlescent effect and colour changes depending on lighting and the angle you look at it from deep red/orange to bright yellow/orange.
This can easily be seen in the pictures.
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Small Video of rebuild
Sigma alarm. (Sigma S34, Thatcham rating cat 2>1)
Engine and Transmission
Courtenay Sport stage 4 engine upgrade with forged internals.
VXR turbo and manifold.
Uprated fuel Injectors (VXR).
Uprated (Walbro) fuel pump.
2bular 3-inch exhaust.
Courtenay top hat with silicon pipe work.
Lightened flywheel, Helix no-paddle clutch.
Pro alloy charge cooler.
329 bhp and 333 lbs-ft torque.
ECU custom map
Brakes and Suspension
Fully corner weighted July 2015, December 2015
Team Dynamics wheels, 7j x 16 front, 7.5j x 17 rear.
TOYO TR1R Competition tyes almost new
Grooved discs; 4-pot AP front brake calipers
High performance brake pads (CL6).
'Exige' ABS Unit
One-way Nitron 46 shock absorbers with new springs and helpers.
Suspension refreshed with new uprated bushes.
Adjustable front anti-roll bar.
Uprated rear toe links.
Alloy indicators and Wipers
Re-trimmed carbon leather seats, center console and door cards.
Stainless Steel Sill plates
4-point harnesses (seat belts still fitted).
Carbon instrument binnacle and dash trim.
Boost gauge, scan gauge.
ABS control switch.
Kenwood KDC BT40U CD/Radio.
Spray bar wiper blade and variable delay wipe.
Gloss Black rear spoiler.
Gloss Black Hard Top, cloth inside
Custom fit outdoor weather shield
'Sakhir' Orange Custom Paintwork December 2015 FULL respray
Gloss Black Spoiler Trims
Gloss Black Hard Roof
Inner arch liners reattached
Rear lights refurbished
I have all receipts invoices, RR graphs MOT's etc and many more
I have also many more photos videos etc
The price for sale does not even touch the total cost of purchase and refurbishment which cost me total £28k, but this is the way with cars I have learnt over the years, this is a very good value and sorted VX220 turbo
Price is £16500 ono
This will be going on Pistonheads within the next two weeks, this really is a unique highly maintained and one of the fastest Vx220 turbos available.
Please no test pilots or time wasters, I have limited time for viewings, weekends only and of course will only part with the car once monies are fully cleared.
Edited by doctorfrag, 05 May 2017 - 10:04 AM.