Vauxhall unveils hot Astra VXR Extreme with over 300bhp

Vauxhall has unveiled the Astra VXR Extreme – the most powerful front-wheel drive Vauxhall ever, set to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show.

The 2.0-litre turbo petrol produces over 300bhp linked to six-speed manual gearbox and limited-slip differential. No performance specs were released yet, but Vauxhall says it is 100kg lighter than the standard Astra VXR.

The Extreme is derived from last year’s Astra Cup race car, featuring carbon fibre components, like the aerodynamically-optimised rear wing, the diffuser, front spoiler, bonnet, suspension cross-bracing, engine cover, wheels, rear wheelhouse ventilation and roof.

The carbon fibre roof weighs just 2.6kg, compared to steel roof’s 9.3kg. wings are made of aluminium and weigh only 800g a piece instead of 2.2kg made of steel on the standard model.

There are is also Brembo six-piston brake system including 370mm diameter discs up front race car. Ultra high-performance, 245/35, 19-inch tyres, specially developed for this new model.

The damper is adjustable, just like in a real touring car racer.

Interior has no rear seats and there is a safety roll bar instead, Recaro bucket seats, with six-point safety belts from Schroth.

Vauxhall says that if public reaction is as positive as expected, then a low-volume production run for the EXTREME will follow soon.


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