The problem is now nobody can exactly agree why. So we talked to Lotus and got to the bottom of it. The story of the Opel Speedster, as it is written all over the internet , started in the late s. Thus, the Speedster was born. But that story conflicts with a number of other sources. They needed a sports car, for Germany especially, to [give] the brand some hype.
Opel Speedster: It’s All About Smiles Per Gallon
Opel Speedster - Wikipedia
The Opel Speedster also known as the Vauxhall VX is a mid-engined , targa-topped , two seat sports car sold by the German automaker Opel , introduced in July It was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March It was sold as the Vauxhall VX in the United Kingdom and shared much in common with the Lotus Elise , although Opel claimed few parts were interchangeable. In April , Griff Rhys Jones was dismissed by Vauxhall, after an embarrassing advert for the VX the previous year, with Vauxhall stating they wanted to move in a different direction. Due to the changes in European crash safety regulations for the MY, Lotus needed to replace the original Elise. In October , they struck a deal with General Motors in order to have sufficient investment for a new car. Whilst the new Elise would use a 1.
2001 - 2005 Opel Speedster
I regard it as an extension of my body. Everything between the surface and me, in essence, is the car, so it has to be reduced to the absolute minimum of parts for that reason. I always want to be two steps ahead of what the car is going to do, and it is my goal to understand why.
Sharing the Lotus light-weight philosophy and using the astonishing glued extruded aluminum chassis of the Elise, the Speedster is a car that offers Ferrari accelerations, maneuverability and driving pleasure at only a quarter the price. Different car manufacturers have different philosophies when it comes to designing a supercar. Most of the producers get engaged in an eternal quest for more horsepower, fitting bigger engines with more cylinders and high-octane fuel.