Vauxhall's most powerful production car ever, the final-edition VXR8, will make its visceral swansong at the Festival of Speed this year.
JUN 05th 2017
Most powerful Vauxhall ever to debut at FOS 2017!
The special-edition car, the VXR8 GTS-R, is limited to just 15 examples and is exclusive to the UK. It's powered by a remapped version of the already storming 6.2-litre, supercharged V8 engine currently in the GTS. The revised engine develops 586bhp up from 568bhp and 546 ib ft of torque, making it Vauxhall's most powerful road car in the company's 114-year history.
Vauxhall has been importing the VXR8 since 2007, but production of the Holden Commodore, on which the GTS-R is based, will end in Australia this October (Vauxhall and Holden are both owned by GM). To match the power hike, the GTS-R gets six-piston, monoblock brake callipers and 410mm front discs. Drive is sent via a limited-slip diff to the rear wheels, which wear all-new 20-inch forged alloy wheels.
At the front, there's a new front fascia, splitter, wings, carbon fibre vents and new diffuser and spoiler at the rear. The VXR8 GTS-R will cost £74,500. You can see it in action, alongside the Insignia Sports Tourer Turbo 4x4, in the First Glance Paddock and twice a day on the Hill, driven at speed by high-profile drivers.