2008 Vauxhall Astra VXR

2008 Vauxhall Astra VXR Pictures & Specifications
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Make: Vauxhall
Model: Astra VXR
Engine: 2.0 litre four-cylinder
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Maximum Power: 237 hp (176 kW) @ 5600 rpm
Maximum Torque: 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) @ 2400 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive

Boy Racers Need Not Apply

GM Media Release
1 October 2005

There was a time when powerful engines and stylish design were the preserve of luxury supercars. Not any more. Vauxhall are about to launch this year’s hottest hot hatch – the brand new Astra VXR. A high performance hot hatch that looks as good as it drives, all for under £19,000. Here’s why.

Eye Candy
With lines and curves that a supermodel would be proud of, the Astra VXR really does make jaws drop. The fusion of racing aggression and stylised beauty create a genuine ‘wow’ factor. Available in four distinct colours including Flame Red, Star Silver, Arden Blue and Black Sapphire, coupled with a selection of unique style features, the Astra VXR is a car which can be personalised while retaining its inherent style cues. In short, it’s sex on wheels.

Stepping inside the Astra VXR is just as exciting as watching one drive by. Leather trimmed seats and an alloy gear knob are some of the sporty accessories effortlessly at home inside this style icon. A three-spoke leather steering wheel and racing styled instruments are among other features that finish the look.

Walking the Talk
The Astra VXR is a car with more talk than Chris Moyles and enough acceleration to leave passengers and drivers literally stuck in their seats. A top speed of over 150 mph says it all. The cars’ rich racing heritage comes from the VXR team – quadruple BTCC winners, making the Astra VXR the motoring equivalent of a pedigree racehorse.

Under the VXR’s bonnet is remarkably slick too. Designed and tuned in the UK, the Astra VXR has been developed with British roads firmly in mind. The cutting edge chassis delivers a ride where very corner is hugged and every corner feels like it’s on rails. Put simply, the Astra VXR is just as happy on a race track as it is on a British B-road.

As with all performance cars, enjoyment is a priority. Astra VXR’s super-doper turbo-charged fuel injected engine ensures there’s a lot of fun to be had. In fact, the VXR’s engine delivers significantly more power than rival hot-hatches, and because of its unique design, the power is delivered evenly and flexibly, rather than in one frantic burst. Don’t believe us? Take a test drive.

Should the unthinkable happen, the Astra VXR has been designed to provide the best in safety for drivers and passengers alike. Front and side airbags along with automatic sensors are among a raft of safety features that maintain the Astra’s enviable safety record, and ensure the drive is as safe as possible.

The Astra VXR is a car that takes performance, aesthetics and safety to a new level, not just on track days, but on the daily drive to work. After all, what’s the point of dreaming if your dreams aren’t attainable?


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