Thursday 14th March 2013
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Have you ever owned a Vauxhall VXR? Did you have to replace any parts? If so, then we would love to hear about your experience of this car and how the replacement parts performed. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Vauxhall VXR Overview

The Vauxhall VXR is a high performance trim specification for some of the British automobile manufacturers Vauxhall Motors. Vauxhall Motors is the British subsidiary of the German manufacturing company Opel. The VXR trim is available in the following vehicles: Astra, Corsa, Insignia and VXR8. It has also previously been available on the Vectra, Monaro, Zafira, VXR220 and Meriva. The VXR trim was introduced in 2004 as a replacement for the GSI trim and is the top of the range for all these vehicles. VXR is closely associated with Vauxhall's motorsport team VX Racing. These cars are the highest performers of the available trims with tuned up engines, and exterior and interior improvements.

Vauxhall VXR History

The Corsa VXR (2007-present) has a 1.6 16V turbo engine which is capable of 0-62mph in 6.8secs and a maximum speed of 140mph The Astra VXR (2005-present) has a 2.0L turbo engine which can do 0-62mph in 5.9secs and a maximum speed of 155mph. The Insignia VXR (2008-present) has a 2.8 V6 turbo engine, 0-62mph in 5.6secs and max speed of 170mph. The VXR8 (2008-present) has either a 6.0 or 6.2 V8 engine, 0-62mph in 4.9secs and max speed of 201mph. The Monaro VXR (2005-07) 6.0 V8, 0-62mph in 5.3sec, max speed 170mph. The Zafira VXR (2005-10) 2.0 turbo, 0-62mph 7.2secs, max speed 144mph. The Vectra VXR (2005-09) 2.8i 24V V8 turbo, 0-60mph 6.1secs, max speed 161mph. The Meriva VXR (2006-09) 1.6 16V, 0-60mph 7.9secs, max speed 137mph. The VXR200 (2004-05) 2.0 16V turbo, 0-60mph 4.2secs, max speed 149mph.

Model Types

Astra VXR Corsa VXR Insignia VXR VXR8 Vectra VXR Monaro VXR Zafira VXR Meriva VXR VXR220

Fuel Economy

The Vauxhall VXR engines were the largest engines on each model, and some where pretty good economically. The following list, has the engines on each VXR: Corsa 1.6L, Astra 2.0L, Insignia 2.8L, VXR8 6.0 and 6.2L, VXR220 2.0L, Monaro 6.0L, Zafira 2.0L, Vectra 2.8L and Meriva 1.6L. These were all petrol engines, and the latest Corsa 1.6L is the most economical, offering up to 38mpg which is really good. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically?


The gearboxes on the different versions of the VXR are 5 or 6-speed manual and some were also available with automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? Check out our Vauxhall gearbox section to search for your required gearbox parts.


We have Vauxhall VXR parts available here at Breakeryard at very low prices. We know that these parts can be expensive to replace, and our network of UK Breakers has cheap parts for all makes and models. Enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the VXR parts page of our website to locate the exact parts you need.