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HSV ClubSport R8 Tourer news - VXR8 Estate? - 2008

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Strewth. This is the HSV ClubSport R8 Tourer. If that
doesn’t mean a whole lot to you, let’s put it another way: the Vauxhall VXR8

See, as you probably knew, the mental V8-powered VXR8
is an Aussie-built Holden, rebadged and shipped to our shores in big reinforced
crates filled with Fosters and kangaroo meat.

And now the Aussies have stuck a boot on the HSV
ClubSport R8. Same 425bhp ‘LS3’ V8 engine, same ooh-look-I’m sideways
rear-wheel drive.

But with added stowage space and, perhaps more
worryingly, a bunch more weight strung out back. Because it wasn’t exactly
tail-unhappy before.

The good news is that it’ll cost you a mere 65,000
Aussie dollars - just over 30 grand in British poundlets. The bad news is that
there’s no word that it’ll reach these shores in Vauxhall VXR8 Estate guise.

Vauxhall, just do it.
We’ll annoy you with grating Aussie accents until you do. Maaaate…

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