Meet Vauxhall which is faster than the BMW M5, Mercedes E63 AMG and Jaguar XFR-S. New Vauxhall VXR8 GTS runs the famous General Motors 6.2L supercharged V8 engine from the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Corvette, with an impressive 576 hp, which is 24 hp more than the M5, 27 hp more than the E63 AMG and 34 hp more than the XFR-S. The price of an initial 55,000 euros (about $ 73.200), VXR8 GTS is also significantly cheaper than these competitors, but Vauxhall claims that it comes cheapest new car in the domestic market with more than 500 hp. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS is based on a new generation GTS Holden made by the Special Vehicle Team (HSV), and identical to the car sales in the U.S. market as the Chevrolet SS. It is the most powerful serial Australian car ever produced, and the engine power is increased to 150 hp compared to the predecessor.
Torque is also increased to 190 Nm and now stands at 738 Nm large. Most responsible for the large increase in power is to add a supercharger, which accelerates to 100 km / h takes just 4.9 seconds while top speed is limited to 250 km / h. As before power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a standard six-speed manual gearbox or optional pest speed automatic gearbox. Vauxhall is largely modified by and suspension, which can be configured in three different ways (Touring, Sport and Track), depending on the driving conditions, and engineers British car manufacturer says it is thus obtained better control in cornering and stability on the road. There are also bigger brakes and standard 20-inch wheels.
Vauxhall VXR8 GTS design
With the design, Vauxhall VXR8 GTS got new front and rear part and largely resembles Holden Chevrolet and relatives who had previously represented. In this way was obtained sporty image that is not premium as mentioned competition from the beginning of the story, but it was definitely more aggressive. It is not known how many copies Vauxhall plans to import from Australia, but this could be one of the last chances to produce a similar car. In fact, Ford recently announced it will stop production of the legendary Falcon PFV so we will not be surprised if Holden and this step is followed.