I’m offering my supercharged VX220 for sale.
2002 VX220 Limited Edition Lighting Yellow #44, 2.2 litre. Pretty much omnipresent at Octane track days for years now.
The car is on 02 Dublin plates. The significance of the Irish plate is that the (whopping great pile) of Vehicle Registration Tax was paid on this car as it was originally a UK register car when new. This means that if the car is exported back to the UK that a VRT rebate can be applied for.
Conversely, if your based on these shores you'll be glad it's paid as you can drive it one the road.
30k Miles on the clock.
Extensive main dealer service history. Irish main dealer / specialist service history with a full record of maintenance undertaken by Pat McBennett.
All manuals and spare keys and FOB.
Previously long-term owned by a friend, who fastidiously (an understatement) maintained the car during his many years of ownership. Every single euro spent on the car is documented and invoiced.
Spec-wise above stock :
M62 Stage 2 supercharger conversion (all new parts) by Jon Seal, Sportscars. https://www.jonseals....r-conversions/
The car is running the Dutch ECU. This means you can play around with the map by yourself if you add or remove modifications. So, no need to pay for mapping. The licence for the software will be included in the sale. Details on the ECU can be found here: http://www.obdtuner.com/
New Chris Tullet exhaust system for the supercharger conversion comprising 2.5’’ manifold, downpipe and repackable silencer. http://store.christu....cts-vx220.html
I haven’t dyno’d the car, but it must be putting out 250bhp at the moment. Plenty of sub-two-minute laps around mondello park.
Though the car has only been used on track days in the past number of years (probably six a year), it is most definitely not butchered or poorly treated. You will notice that the centre console has been removed to facilitate the wider bucket seats.
It's serviced to within an inch of it's life by McBennett Motorsport, a Lotus specialist who (luckily for me) lives two miles away from me.
Original factory hardtop, plus and additional mathcing colour lightweight hardtop (with no roof liner) sourced from Lotus Hardtops.
Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2’s.
K&N induction kit.
Gaz Pro Gold Coilovers
Uprated Toe Links
MMG Rear diffuser
Sparco harnesses (fie-point dirvers harness, four point passenger.
ABS system from an Elise S2.
Still has the original mats which are perfect.
Also, the boot carpet is perfect.
Very recent new rear Toyo 888r's fitted, fronts are in great shape.
All of the stock items are boxed-up if anyone wishes to return this car to road use, including the seats (in superb condition), steering wheel, OEM wheels, centre console, rear bulkhead trim. Nothing is missing.
The condition of the car is excellent. Naturally, there is stone chipping on the front at the bottom from driving up people’s arses on track.
I would point out that there are two spots around the arches on the rear clam that get a pounding on track that will need attention if you want it mint for road use. These are shown covered with matching colour gaffer tape in the pictures. They are each about 25mm in size.
Regarding the pricing, I have looked-up some supercharged VX220’s in the UK, all of which have at least double the mileage, are priced in sterling, don’t have the track set-up, and obviously none have this extent of verifiable provenance in Ireland. The asking price is €19,950 if you are in Ireland, £14,950 if you are in the UK.
Note: in order to get the tax rebate I have to put the car through a NCT test over here. This is like the MOT and it's just a way of squeezing money out of people as if you're exporting it why would you need an Irish MOT? I''d have to refit the original exhaust a Cat and put a NCT map on it to keep the emissions within limits.
Car is also advertised on Pistonheads.
I'm located 30 minutes from Dublin Airport and can obviously pick up and drop off anyone who is interested in viewing from the UK.
If you have any questions or are interested, drop me a PM. Thanks.
For photos, please look here.