No thats a lie, they do the Yanks have a version called the RS that has the 2.2 litre engine, not sure whether it's the same as the engine from the 22B or what power they give. When I got outa hospital I wanted to drive and ride again, bikes were'nt a prob, car was an arse though, had to an auto when auto's were *****. hence Sierra 2.0 Ghia. Soon got fed up of that and decided power was needed, So I bought an Mi16, and had the first pnumatic (sorry bout spelling) clutch fitted in this country and paid the price for it too. Next I wanted a Astra GSi, only did'nt want to pay the cash for the new clutch system again so I taught myself to drive with one foot. Hence not much good at launch control.