The car has received a new engine borrowed from the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 model, which means a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 is now placed under its hood. This unit, working together with the six-speed manual transmission (and a six-band automatic available as an option) produces about 585 hp of capacity.
According to the developers, the VXR8 GTS is now the most affordable car in the UK with a capacity of more than 500 horses. Its price starts from 54.999 of £. This electric sedan is based on the submitted earlier this year GEN-F GT model from Holden Special Vehicles, which has been declared the most powerful model ever built in Australia.
Unfortunately, Vauxhall representatives do not reveal the dynamic characteristics of the car, but is obvious that it has to be faster than its predecessor, which accelerated up to a hundred in about 5 seconds and reached a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited, of course). Other interesting information about this new VXR8 GTS model is that not only does it have a new look with 20-inch wheels, but also some adaptive dampers with three working modes, as well as a six- piston brake calipers.
The future driver of this model will be able to select from four driving modes - Touring, Sport, Performance and Track. The selection of each of them means launching certain control settings, traction control, different sounds of the exhaust system and electric power steering. That’s what a new competitor to the M5 and E63 AMG has to offer to its potential buyers. The wheels are equipped with Continental 255/35 R20 front and 275/35 R20 rear tires.
Needless to say that Vauxhall engineers and designers did a great job. The car is equipped with a default six-speed mechanical transmission and has an optional six-speed automatic one. The rear drive is the only option. Not only does the car offer a huge power, it also allows to comfortably control it. The model, considered the most affordable vehicle with a 500 hp engine, has a starting price of $83.162.