The big Vauxhall Aussie bruiser is now back, and it is now coming back to haunt some of its closest rivals in the automotive industry. When a car goes for an upgrade, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it will get positive feedback from its critics. In fact, a lot of cars over the years were unsuccessful. On the part of the Aussie Vauxhall VXR8, does a recalibrated 576bhp enough to win the heart of its market?
The Vauxhall VXR8 has been based on a high-performance Australian car the HSV GTS. Holden Commodore models made use of a General Motor 6.2 liter V8 engine to power this vehicle in 2011. In the past, it used to run from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 5.5 seconds. So what can the new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS offer that hasn’t been seen by its market?
With a great bodywork and a powerful and improved 6.2liter V8 engine, the power of the newest Aussie Vauxhall VXR8 dramatically increased as it now raked the 576 bhp and 545 lbs per foot of torque.
If you are wondering how much is the difference from the 2011 version, it’s around 150bhp and some 140 lbs per foot. Now, if we are talking about an improved engine, this new generation Vauxhall VXR8 passes the test in flying colors. The new generation of HSV GTS is expected to have a price tag of £54,999. Now, that is quite hefty.
If you were already impressed by the past model, wait until the company released the numbers on this one. There is no news yet on how fast this car is.
But we are all looking forward to seeing the 576 bhp Vauxhall VXR8 beat its predecessor’s record.
Other than the engine, the engineers of the new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS have made it a point to improve the handling of the car since the engine is already too powerful. In fact, the new brake torque vectoring system helps in reducing the understeer. This simply means that it transfers torque to the outer wheel the moment when the brakes were activated. This will prevent the VXR8 from hitting anything.
Also, the thing with Vauxhall VXR8 is that it is flexible. It has two options, which can be set to sport or touring. These track settings allow you to explore the possibilities of this improved Australian car.
A good thing with the latest Vauxhall VXR8 is that it also offers a great number of safety precautions for anyone who simply loves to have a car for everyday use.
The designers of the Vauxhall VXR8 already included a side blind zone alert and a parking assistance feature, not to mention a high-end camera.
If you are thinking of buying the car because of these features, wait until you look into its collision alert functions.
Future of the VXR8 GTS
Overall, the car is around £18 cheaper than a BMW M5. Given its par construction, the new Aussie Vauxhall VXR8 GTS is a strong contender in the high-end car market.