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Vauxhall Launches New VXR8 GTS with 576BHP Supercharged V8

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Vauxhall has announced that the new VXR8 GTS model, based on Holden’s new GEN-F GTS, is available for order in the UK beginning from today.

Fitted with a 6.2-litre V8 engine that drives the rear wheels producing 576bhp – a whopping 150bhp more than the outgoing model, the new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS will be an interesting alternative to more expensive cars like the BMW M5 or the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.

The new supercharged LSA V8 (identical to that used in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1) delivers 545 lb-ft (738 Nm) of torque, 140 lb-ft (190 Nm) more than the outgoing LS3-engined VXR8.

Although Vauxhall hasn’t released final acceleration figures, it hinted that the 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) time will be well below the 4.9 seconds achieved by the naturally-aspirated VXR8, largely due to the Eaton supercharger. Featuring 4-lobe rotors, 9 psi boost and 1.9 litres of air per revolution, the supercharger is said to provide the VXR8 with stronger and more linear performance across its entire rev-range.

The engine is mated to an MG9 spec 6-speed manual gearbox with oil cooler and twin-plate clutch, but there’s also an optional 6-speed automatic transmission available.

As far as the design is concerned, there are no surprises: the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS is simply a rebadged Holden GEN-F GTS. The new VXR8 GTS starts at £54,999 in the UK, with the first deliveries scheduled for the end of this year.

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That will be a monster! I still miss mine although I don't miss dealing with Vauxhall in any way, shape or form! Serious power for the money and I like the styling updates too.

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I see the present version of this every morning, or I should say I HEAR it first. Looks great, sounds amazing.

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£55,000?

You can pick up a 6 month old M5 for that, easily. Or a brand new M3 (for considerably less on the run out models anyway as dealers are giving those away).

It looks like it has driven through a parts bin with superglue on it.

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Would be a good secondhand buy. The saloon in black looks a lot better. It's the noise it makes that grabs your attention.

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I'm waiting till the VXR8 is even more of a bargain, my type of car that, all noise!

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I like them a lot.

What else can you get for the price? (new!) that makes that sound, goes well and looks pretty decent to boot!!?

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I'm waiting till the VXR8 is even more of a bargain, my type of car that, all noise!

V8 F-Type - oh the sound :D

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The new ad' for the F type is bloody clever. And it looks beautiful. Well done Jag.

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I like them a lot.

What else can you get for the price? (new!) that makes that sound, goes well and looks pretty decent to boot!!?

But depreciation isn't exclusive to the M range. The VXR will drop like Newcastle United after 3 months.

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