We reveal the best shots yet of upcoming Vauxhall Astra VXR
Vauxhall is preparing to take its share of the hot-hatch spotlight. This 300bhp Astra VXR has been spied almost completely undisguised.
The newcomer is expected to be able to accelerate from 0-62mph in under six seconds and will then continue onwards to reach speeds of over 150mph.
As you can see from these pictures, the VXR adopts an aggressive look to match its impressive 300bhp power output – a huge increase from the previous Astra XVR’s 237bhp. Power is delivered through the front wheels and a limited slip-diff is expected to be fitted as standard.
The VXR is based on the three-door GTC model but gets larger alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and more muscular bodykit. There’s also a set of huge cross-drilled Brembo brakes for immense stopping power.
Prices are expected to begin at around £25,000 when the Astra VXR is released onto UK roads at the beginning of 2012.