VAUXHALL VXR8 GTS PRESS KIT

2015-07-13

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  • VXR8 GTS gains 150bhp and 140lb ft of torque yet costs just £5k more than outgoing model
  • Supercharged LSA V8 engine standard
  • Substantially revised exterior & interior
  • Raft of new technology, including Brake Torque Vectoring and Fwd Collision Alert

An Eaton supercharger, 6.2-litre V8 driving the rear wheels, nearly 600bhp and a soundtrack guaranteed to make your hairs stand on end: welcome Vauxhall’s new VXR8 GTS.

Based on sister company HSV’s new GEN-F GTS, the VXR8 GTS is the most powerful production car ever to emerge from Australia. And with an on the road price of just £54,509 in the UK it allows owners the least expensive membership into the 500bhp+ club.

‘The very fact that cars like the VXR8 GTS still exist proves that there is a small, but immensely passionate band of customers out there who want to drive something which is unique and special,’ said Stuart Harris, Vauxhall’s Head of Carline Brand. ‘In its GTS form the VXR8 offers colossal power and torque in a package that is more technology-led than ever before, yet still retains that unique VXR8-character that no BMW or Mercedes can match. It’s also around £20k less than its main rivals – the M5 and E63 AMG – yet has more power than either.’

ENGINE

At the heart of the VXR8 GTS is a supercharged LSA V8 (identical to that used in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1), delivering 576bhp and 545lb ft of torque...

DESIGN

The front-end design of the VXR8 GTS has bold graphics and shallow ramp angles that emphasise width and stance...

DYNAMICS

To cater for the extra performance offered by the LSA engine, the VXR8 GTS is fitted Brake Torque Vectoring technology...

TECHNOLOGY

The VXR8 has now come of age, and features an array of technologies never seen before in this model...

TECHNICAL DATA

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