Vauxhall Astra VXR arrives
Vauxhall releases the first official images of the new Astra VXR - the hottest production Astra ever.
The new Vauxhall Astra VXR has landed! Based on the Astra GTC and available to UK buyers in early 2012, the high-performance VXR can top 155mph, making it the fastest production Astra ever.
From the outside the Astra VXR has a more extreme appearance displaying a roof spoiler, sportier bumpers and side skirts plus two trapeze-shaped exhaust pipes.
Fitted with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces 280bhp, Vauxhall has also included a specially developed limited slip differential to help the front wheels grip the road during hard acceleration and cornering.
Featuring competition-derived Brembo brakes as standard, much of the handling setup was developed at the world famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Vauxhall's adaptive FlexRide system is also installed along with a Sport and VXR button, allowing drivers to choose from even more focused suspension, throttle and steering settings.
The cabin gets performance seats, a flat-bottomed VXR steering wheel and upgraded instruments.
Further details and UK prices will be revealed nearer launch in early 2012.
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