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Vauxhall VX Lightning

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Vauxhall VX Lightning

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2198 cm3 / 134.1 cu in / 134.1 cu in, 176.0 kW / 236.0 hp / 236.0 hp, 305.0 N·m / 225.0 lb·ft / 225.0 lb·ft, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VauxhallIssued from2003
ModelVX LightningIssued until
SerieVXNumber made1
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVauxhallCountryUK,DE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3970 l / 140.20 cu ft / 140.20 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4100 mm / 161.4 in / 161.4 inTotal (curb) weight1318 kg / 2906 lb / 2906 lb
Width1808 mm / 71.2 in / 71.2 inDry weight
Height1140 mm / 44.9 in / 44.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2415 mm / 95.1 in / 95.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1532 mm / 60.3 in / 60.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.75 m2 / 18.9 sq ft / 18.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeECOTEC L850Total number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke94.6 mm / 3.72 in / 3.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement2198 cm3 / 134.1 cu in / 134.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity549.50 cm3/cylinder / 33.533 cu in/cylinder / 33.533 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power176.0 kW / 236.0 hp / 236.0 hp at
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque305.0 N·m / 225.0 lb·ft / 225.0 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.4 kW / 94.4 hp / 94.4 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output80.1 kW/l / 1.760 bhp/cu in / 1.760 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque138.8 N·m/l / 1.21 lb·ft/cu in / 1.21 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio179.1 kW/ton / 135.7 bhp/ton / 135.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearIndependent
Wheels front8.5 x 19Wheels rear9.0 x 20
Tyres frontMichelin Pilot 245/35 R 19Tyres rearMichelin Pilot 255/35 R 20
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Vauxhall VX Lightning

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