THE LOW LIFE
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.