Time has finally come to move on from the Vx220 platform for us im afraid as a Vx which has quite a bit of history as Zoobeef's old car is up for sale.
Excuse the generic ad, i've just saved it to post around a few places:
Stage 4 (With forged internals)
Owned for almost 7 years.
42950 Miles (Serviced ourselves since purchase @ 35k miles so no stamps after that)
3000 miles since Engine rebuild, incl timing belt & water pump change
Previously Cat D
MOT Valid until Apr 2020
Fantastic and well sorted track car jointly owned by Father & Son with all modifications and work done by ourselves. Selling due to future projects for the two of us.
The car was written off by a previous owner after suffering front & rear clam damage as well as headlight damage. After being repaired by the next owner it was purchased by ourselves where we began to work on the car together replacing several known weak parts as well as improving the brakes, handling, etc to make it a track car.
After a couple of years of overheating issues, it was apparent that the engine had to be rebuilt due to a warped head. We removed and rebuilt the engine ourselves after having it skimmed using ARP head studs, Mahle OEM Forged Pistons and FCP Steel Rods. Finally, the Engine was mapped by Steve of TeamVXRacing to make around 300bhp on a sensible tune with an increased redline of 7600RPM up from the standard 6800 which can help save a few gear changes on track.
A Full list of Modifications is as follows:
Tuned By TeamVXRacing
Apexi 80mm Dry Cone air filter
80mm OEM Maf upgrade
80mm Ali intake pipework
Water-to-air Chargecooler system
Forge Motorsport Recirculating BOV
Courtenay Motorsport Alloy Intake Elbow
EDS Intake Manifold
OEM Plastic boost bypass valve & Pressure Canister system delete
Mahle Forged Pistons
FCP Engineering Steel connecting rods
ARP Head Studs
OEM Gaskets Used during Rebuild
3” Custom Stainless Exhaust with Removable Decat Section
Balancer Shaft Delete
6 Puck Paddle clutch
Poly Front & Rear Engine Mounts, Replacement OEM Side Engine & Gearbox Mount.
Upgrade Fuel Pump & new Fuel Filter
Replacement Coolant Expansion tank
Gearbox Breather pipe
Engine Breather & Oil Catch Can
Suspension & Brakes:
Spitfire Rear Toe Rods
Uprated Higher Tensile Hub Carrier bolts
New OEM Front Wheel Bearings
Fully refreshed A Arm bushings with OEM Rubber bushings
Thicker 1” Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar
Nitron NTR 40 Coilovers With Upgraded Eibach springs (450lb 5” Front/600lb 7” Rear) and full helper platforms/springs as well as Upgraded Custom Valving to improve damping by Hoffmans
Grooved Brake Disks
Pagid RS14 Brake Pads
HEL Steel Braided Lines
AEM Wideband + Stack Oil Temp, Oil Pressure and boost Gauges
Small Shift Light
Harness Bar + Driver’s & Passenger’s 4 point Luke Harnesses
LED Headlight Conversion
Finished in Vauxhall Europa Blue, a rare colour for the Turbo Model
New Front & Rear OEM Clamshells
LotusHardtops Hard Top Included
Lotus Hardtops Diffuser
Front Clam Louvres
Exige GT4 Wing
Aerocatches on front & Rear bonnets
Wheels & Tyres:
17” Team Dynamic Pro Race 1.2, 7.5” Front Width and 8” Rear
That’s it for the parts list, as far as reliability goes it has always been good to us and following the engine rebuild runs and drives incredibly well really giving confidence in its strength and you can tell that the car isn’t stressed at all even when pushed on track. The Vx220 platform is second to none in my opinion of incredible track cars with a roof for this price point and ours only excels at that as it really can teach a driver what they’re missing out on talent wise and it feels great to learn and grow with as a driver.
Included with the Sale is an MTEK 5.0 Trickle Charger and Car Cover as we’ll no longer need them. However the Locking wheel nut key is not included as this was lost a few years ago and there are no locking wheel nuts on the car itself.
There are a couple of bad points to the car as expected of a glass fibre car of this age, although there is no bubbling in any of the panels or paintwork there are a couple of cracks which have been resolved to not grow any further but have not been resprayed. There is some damage under the front clam due to scraping, etc and a lot of stone chips on the front, again as to be expected.
Some parts have been wrapped such as the rear wing Element, windscreen surround and interior panels which is not the best of finishes however It generally looks better than the silver/bare glass fibre underneath.
Looking for 16.5k or sensible offers considered
Based down in Brighton & Hove
Test drives only available with proof of full insurance to drive the car.
Edited by Samwise, 20 June 2019 - 09:45 PM.