Vauxhall is ready to start the New Year off in the perfect way and announced the debut of their supercharged VXR8 GTS at the Autosport International Show early next month.
The vehicle, based on Vauxhall’s sister company HSV’s new GEN-F GTS, is the most powerful production car to emerge from Australia. It comes with a supercharged “LSA V8 delivering 576bhp and 545lb ft of torque, an increase of 150bhp and 140lb ft respectively over the outgoing, LS3-engined VXR8.” This much power allows the GTS to race from 0-60mph in a mere 4.2 seconds as well as reach a top speed of 155mph, making it the perfect choice for those with the need for speed.
Vauxhall designed each part of the car to reflect its colossal power. It comes with an “all-new Brake-Torque Vectoring system that applies braking to the inside rear wheel and transfers torque to the outside rear wheel to reduce understeer during high-speed manoeuvres.” Similarly, the car features several technologically advanced devices, including a Magnetic Ride Control with three independent settings that deliver greater body control. This combination gives the vehicle a ‘loud and proud’ character unlike any other car in its range, pushing it to the limits of what the model has to offer.
Stuart Harris, Head of Carline Brand, recently commented on this achievement, saying: “The Performance Car Show and Autosport International is an ideal location for us to take the wraps off the UK’s first new VXR8 GTS. While this is unashamedly one of the most powerful road cars you can buy in the UK, the GTS was developed by people who have a wealth of experience in motorsport, so putting it in front of thousands of car racing enthusiasts is a no-brainer for Vauxhall.”
Those interested in seeing this vehicle for themselves are invited to attend the Performance Car Show between 9th-12th January. The event is part of the Autosport International Show at Birmingham’s NEC, offering a huge array of fantastic vehicles for you to see.
To discuss further information on the VXR8 or to book a test drive please contact us on 0333 222 0424 or alternatively visit us at www.pentagon-vauxhall.co.uk.
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