The new version of the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS has been unveiled, and what a car it is!
The VXR8 GTS will compete with the likes of the Mercedes E63 and the BMW M5 but is an all together different type of car. The VXR8 GTS may not carry the prestige of these two cars but this is an altogether different experience and one that is well worth considering.
The GTS version of the VXR8 will set you back £54,499 but you get a heck of a lot of car for this money. This is a lot of money to pay out for any car but the VXR8 GTS is different than anything else currently on the UK market.
It is capable of 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds with its 6.2L V8 576bhp engine which is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. As you would expect from a car of this type, it has poor fuel economy with 18.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 363g/km. Mind you, who buys a car like this and is seriously thinking about fuel economy!
The VXR8 is a very large saloon car (4988mm long) which has a very stylish looking design. The GTS version is the top end model of this car and includes extra features such as an improved drivetrain, launch control, upgraded brakes and torque vectoring.
The VXR8 GTS is a mix between the Chevrolet Camaro and the Holden Commodore. It is a great ride but the handling leaves a lot to be desired. The interior design looks a bit crowded, but overall this is a car that stands out from the crowd and will offer you an excellent driving experience.
What do you think of the new VXR8 GTS?
Have a look at the promotional video below for the 2014 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS:
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