Vauxhall reveals new VXR8

* 49,500 425bhp V8 saloon * Revised interior and exterior * First deliveries due in March...

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What Car? Staff
15 Dec 2010 11:04 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Vauxhall has pulled the wraps off the new VXR8 its rear-wheel-drive 6.2-litre super-saloon.

The striking-looking car has a new 'Shockwave' grille, LED daytime running lights and new wing-vents. It also has a new rear spoiler and twin exhaust tips that mimic the shape of the front grille.

Under the bonnet there's an updated 425bhp, 6.2-litre V8 engine. It powers the car from 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 155mph.

The interior has been overhauled, too. Leather seats now come as standard. The instrument panel has been updated and standard kit now includes aux-in/USB inputs, MP3-player support and Bluetooth with phonebook display and touch-screen dialling.

For the Playstation generation, the car now has what Vauxhall calls EDI, or Enhanced Driver Interface. It shows real-time performance data on the car's main five-inch monitor, including vehicle G-forces, power and torque, lap times and the degree to which the VXR8 is drifting.

The VXR8 costs from 49,500 (with VAT at 20%) and is available to order now, with first deliveries expected in March.