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Evil VXR8

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This will be a beast!

Vauxhall has released its most powerful production car ever, the Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst S.

The combination of a Walkinshaw Performance 122 supercharger and the latest Corvette-sourced 6.2-litre LS3 V8 gives the Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst S 552bhp.

That’s a 20bhp power advantage over the previous supercharged VXR8, which used the older 6.0-litre LS2 version of the Corvette motor, and 127bhp more than the current normally aspirated car.

The supercharger also pushes the torque of the Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst S up by 127lb ft to 527lb ft (although, in the interests of durability, this is 41lb ft down on the old supercharged car’s 568lb ft, despite the car’s high-capacity clutch).

The Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst S gets stiffened height-adjustable springs and bespoke, individually adjustable coil-over dampers. Six-pot front brake callipers and four-pot rear callipers are also fitted as standard.

The most interesting option available for the VXR8 Bathurst S, however, is what Vauxhall calls the "Bi-modal exhaust" (also available on the non-supercharged Bathurst model). This 2.5in-diameter system permits two noise settings to be selected; Street limits the Bathurst S to 92dbA, while the Optimum setting releases the full 102dbA.

The trick exhaust system costs £1600, while the VXR8 Bathurst S is on sale now, priced from £44,995.

Where's Mose these days?

Which setting exhaust would y'all have this on by default? Hmmmm, let me think? :roflmao:

And all for 'only' £45K!!!!! Still want an M5/RS4/M3/C63?

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Batsh!t more like...

Meant in a :eek: way not a :flush: way

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And all for 'only' £45K!!!!! Still want an M5/RS4/M3/C63?

Very good point. For quality and badge, the German marques, but for outright power without the badge, this Aussie monster is nothing short of awesome.

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Wortec have been doing a similar exhaust for some time...have a look (ideally with headphones for proper bass)

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Its been making me think about a VXR8 for months...

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Its been making me think about a VXR8 for months...

Now that I can understand, especially with that pipe!

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