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Supercharged Vauxhall VXR8 GTS with 576bhp

Tags: Vauxhall, VXR8, GTS
Supercharged Vauxhall VXR8 GTS with 576bhp

The new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS super-saloon reaches the UK in the first quarter of next year, packing 576bhp from a supercharged V8 engine.


There's also 545lb ft of torque on tap from the new LSA V8 engine, along with a relative bargain price of £54,999.

Based on Vauxhall’s sister company HSV’s new GEN-F GTS, the VXR8 GTS is the most powerful production car to emerge from Australia. Its price makes the VXR8 GTS the least expensive way to access the 500bhp-plus club.


Vauxhall says that the car is more technology-led than ever, yet retains a "loud and proud" character that sets it apart from German-built performance saloons. It has more power than the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.


The new engine provides an increase of 150bhp and 140lb ft respectively over the outgoing, LS3-engined VXR8. The 0-60mph acceleration time is 4.2sec, with a top speed limited to 155mph.


The chassis features 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.



The GTS also receives the latest generation Magnetic Ride Control with three independent settings. Hardware and software improvements deliver greater body control, sharper handling and a significantly more pliant ride quality, compared with the outgoing model.


The new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS makes its UK debut at the Performance Car Show alongside Autosport International, from January 9-12.


Stuart Harris, the head of carline brand at Vauxhall, said: "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."

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