Opel Speedster is the result of collaboration of General Motors from Lotus Cars, which, together with the change of European law in 2000, he had to make the required changes in the structure model of the Lotus Elise. General Motors offered Lotusowi project financing in exchange for the opportunity to sell the car with the engine General Motors and the Opel and Vauxhall logo. Noteworthy is centrally located drive unit and body type roadster, which was made of aluminum and fiberglass which contributed to a dramatic reduction in vehicle weight and improve driveability and performance.
The British market was produced twin model Vauxhall VX220, which differed from the Opel Speedster engine logo on the hood and steering wheel mounted on the opposite side.
It was equipped with a turbocharged inline four-cylinder DOHC petrol unit.