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Vauxhall VXR8 news - More V8, mate? - 2008
OK, it’s not quite the seven-litre,
570bhp V8 we
were hoping for, but Vauxhall’s hirsute VXR8 has just been given more grunt.
14bhp more grunt, to be exact - up to
425bhp from 411bhp - thanks to a new 6.2-litre V8 engine closely related to the
lump out of the Corvette ZR1.
And more grunt means more fastness: the
VXR8’s 0-60mph time drops below five seconds, while in-gear acceleration is
improved, too - it’ll now get from 80mph to 100mph in fourth gear in just four
seconds. Only on a track, obviously.
Despite the improved performance, the
VXR8’s consumption and emission figures remain the same. Not green, exactly,
but no worse.
butcher VXR8 is on sale now, with prices starting at £35,695. Or 84
quid-per-horsepower, if you prefer.