Vauxhall will unveil the new VXR8 GTS to the public next month at the Performance Car Show alongside Autosport International next month.
The new supercharged engine comes with extra 150bhp compared to its predecessor and is based on Vauxhall’s sister company HSV’s new GEN-F GTS.
Powered by a new supercharged LSA V8 delivering 576bhp and 545 lb ft of torque, the GTS sprints from 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds and has a limited top speed of 155mph.
The best part is that the VXR8 GTS costs £54,999, which is a real bargain compared to other production cars in the 500bhp+ club.
Along with more power, the new GTS is fitted 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.
There is also latest generation Magnetic Ride Control with three independent settings, delivering greater body control, sharper handling and a significantly more pliant ride quality, compared with the outgoing model.
‘In an Ashes year, it’s quite rare to see England and Australia working together, but the result of this collaboration in the new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS is amazing,’ said Ian France, Performance Car Show Director. ‘With almost 600bhp of raw power and imposing styling, it’s sure to create a lot of interest as part of Vauxhall’s Performance Car Show presence.’
The Performance Car Show will run from January 9-12 as part of the Autosport International Show at Birmingham’s NEC.