2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR details revealed, excites speed demons

By Posted 7 Nov 2011, 15:57

If you’re into your motors and are looking to get something a little sporty yet affordable, then you will be excited about the news we have here as the first details of the new Vauxhall Astra VXR, which is set to appear on the market next year, have been released by the British car manufacturer.

Claimed to be the most powerful production-model Astra yet by the company, this beast is capable of hitting speeds of up to 155mph, offers 400Nm of peak torque and 280hp output. Paul Tan explains that its design is based on Vauxhall’s recently-launched GTC. It packs a 2.0L turbocharged direct-injection engine into a specially designed adapted chassis that features the High Performance Strut technology that is also found in the GTC called HiPerStrut.

The Astra VXR also features the fitment of Vauxhall’s FlexRide system as standard with both dedicated VXR and Sport modes, brakes that are developed by motorsport specialists Brembo and unique mechanical limited slip differential for the front wheels. As for looks its aerodynamic sculpture makes it extremely attractive, with its low air intake, trapeze shaped twin exhausts, roof spoiler and beautifully sculptured side skirts and rear and front bumpers.

The interior of the car is just as sporty as the outside with upgraded instruments, a flat-bottomed VXR steering wheel and optimized performance seats with the logos embossed in the back of them. Those that are interested in buying one of these sporty numbers will be disappointed that there has been no price revelation as of yet, although with a car as beautifully crafted as this we will expect it to be in the higher tiers of the market. Check out more images of the Astra VXR by clicking the link above.

Will you be getting the Vauxhall Astra VXR next year?