THE LOW LIFE

Performance Vauxhall - - PVS 2018 -

One of the more eye­catch­ing Griffins we had the plea­sure of spend­ing time with was Jon Nor­man’s su­per­charged 2.2-litre VX220. “I love these cars. They’re so dif­fer­ent to ev­ery other Vauxhall,” he beams. “I was lucky to find an ex­am­ple which had al­ready been su­per­charged. It’s cur­rently pro­duc­ing 255bhp, but I’m hop­ing to free up a few more ponies with the freer-flow­ing Mill­tek ex­haust I’ve just bought.” Riding on GAZ coilovers, the low-slung stun­ner is coated in Porsche Mex­ico Blue and fea­tures an MMG rear dif­fuser and wing, L-Tec side skirts and door mir­rors, a MOMO steer­ing wheel, a Jon Seal Sports Cars colour-coded Lo­tus hard top and Team Dy­nam­ics Pro Race 1.2 wheels painted or­ange and treated to Toyo Proxes R888R road-le­gal track tyres. “I in­tend to over­haul the car’s in­te­rior,” con­firms Jon. “I’ve flocked the dash and car­bon-dipped var­i­ous in­te­rior plas­tics, but I’ve got my heart set on a full re­trim in Al­can­tara.” We’ll be sure to report back af­ter the work is done.

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