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Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst S news - Bat' mobile - 2009
Vauxhall VXR8 too wimpy for you? Fancy a bit more beef on your Aussie thunder saloon? No problem, cos those lairy chaps at Vauxhall have just released this limited-edition Bathurst S model, with a dirty great supercharger bolted onto its V8. Now that’s what we call manly.
As is often the case with quick Vauxhalls, Walkinshaw Performance have chipped in, this time with a power upgrade to take the standard car’s already impressive 431bhp up to a stonking 560bhp, helped obviously by that supercharger – a combo that’ll unleash havoc on your ears as you let it rip.
Talking of noise, you can also spec a ‘bi-model’ exhaust, which gives you two noise settings: ‘Street’, which sounds like hoodie-speak, but is acually the neighbour-friendly choice, for when you arrive home after a late-night thrash, and ‘Optimum’ if you feel like creating aural carnage in your neck of suburbia. Noise police take note – this thing needs an ASBO.
We want one just for that exhaust alone, and we’d probably be calling in our deposit if something else from the Vauxhall stable has distracted us a little more this morning…