The ul­ti­mate VXR8 hits Au­tosport

Performance Vauxhall - - NEWSFEED -

We’ve shown you pic­tures of the new VXR8 GTS be­fore, but the car will ac­tu­ally have de­buted at the Au­tosport Show by the time you read this. It’s a fit­ting set­ting to un­veil a car like this, a hulk­ing, mas­sively pow­er­ful brute that re­ally doesn’t fit within the rest of the mod­ern Vaux­hall range.

The bad news is that the new car isn’t as cheap as it once was, and though £55,000 for 576bhp is still a good deal, it isn’t in the same bar­gain-league as the Monaro. That money gets you a more so­phis­ti­cated car though, a fan­tas­tic su­per­charged V8, a 4.2 sec­ond 0-60, some very clever diffs and sus­pen­sion, and fan­tas­tic brag­ging rights down the pub. Just a shame this may be one of the last beefy V8 Vaux­halls we get with news that Holden is to close.

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