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Vauxhall VXR8 High Performance Sedan Drives In; UK Customers Can Pick Theirs for £49,500 15
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, EDI, MRC, sedan, vauxhall, VXR8 on 12 15th, 2010

The UK market has welcomed the new Vauxhall VXR8 sedan. Driving into the British market place, the VXR8 promises ultra good performance with its new engine – incidentally the largest ever that has been fitted into a Vauxhall model. The car has been presented as a high-powered rear-wheel drive sedan that takes off from the earlier Holden HSV E3 GTS model.

Powered by the new large 6.2 liter LS3 engine that offers 431 PS (425 bhp / 317 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque, the VXR8 boasts of capabilities that puts into play either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and drives at a top speed of 155 mph.

UK customers can pick their model at 6 select Vauxhall dealers for prices starting at £49,500.

Vauxhall  has thrown in many a unique feature and they include a suspension set-up with MacPherson struts, Magnetic Ride Control (MRC), a launch control function for stability and a Shockwave grille.

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The car sports LED at the front, and has a rear spoiler, LED tail lights and dual exhaust. An EDI system incorporated offers an on-board computer that will display performance data on the 5-inch monitor provided.