The new Vauxhall VXR8 will be available to order later this month and will arrive in UK showrooms in March. The new Vauxhall VXR8 is now based on HSV’s E3 GTS model which has just been launched in Australia. Plenty of new technology will enhance its appeal to drivers in search of one of the last, rear drive V8 super saloons.
The exterior of the Vauxhall VXR8 has a new ‘shockwave’ grille, LED daytime running lights and new wing vents at the front, the rear features a new ‘superflow’ rear spoiler, LED tail lamps and twin exhaust tips. The interior of the Vauxhall VXR8 has a new cabin with full leather trim as standard. A new instrument cluster and surround, centre stack and switchgear provide a more integrated look. Standard equipment includes Aux-in/USB inputs, iPod support and Bluetooth with phone book display and touch screen dialling.
The Vauxhall VXR8 is capable of 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 155mph. The car is priced at £49,500 which includes the 20 % VAT increase. Befitting its exclusivity, the Vauxhall VXR8 is now available through just six highly specialist VXR dealers in the UK, though a total of 34 VXR outlets will be authorised to maintain the model.