2006 Vauxhall Vectra VXR

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Make: Vauxhall
Model: Vectra VXR
Engine: 2.8 litre V6
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Maximum Power: 255 PS (188 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 355 Nm (262 lb-ft) @ 1800 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive

2006 Vauxhall Vectra VXR

GM Media Release
13 December 2005

When a car looks as good as Vectra VXR, it has to deliver in the power department – after all, what’s the point of shouting about something if you can’t deliver?

Luckily, Vectra VXR can. With a top speed of 161 mph, the five-door model is the fastest hatchback available on the British market, while the 158 mph estate is also the most rapid load-lugger that money can buy – and it’s all thanks to a technically advanced powerplant that makes its debut in the model.

The all-alloy 2.8-litre V6 engine is brand new, and uses a twin-scroll turbocharger and variable valve timing in order to deliver smooth yet breathtaking power.

The unit develops a maximum of 255 PS (188 kW) at 5,500 rpm, while a peak torque figure of 355 Nm (262 lb-ft) is available from as little as 1,800 rpm in order to avoid the turbo lag and brutal, unexpected bursts of power.

What this means is that not only is the Vectra VXR capable of effortless performance regardless of what gear you’re in, but it also provides incredible smoothness and refinement.

The hatchback model can accelerate from rest to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds, while the estate can do the same sprint in 6.7 seconds. Power is transferred to the road via a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox specially developed for the model, and thanks to the highly-tuned IDS2-Plus chassis, it has no trouble getting its prodigious pulling power onto the tarmac.

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