Vauxhall Astra VXR spied – Vauxhall Astra VXR spied New Vauxhall Astra VXR to get 300bhp and a bound slip-diff
The Focus ST had its moment at the Frankfurt Motor Show but now Vauxhall is muscling in for its allotment of the hot-hatch accent with a new 300bhp Astra VXR – and these pictures accord our aboriginal attending at the new model.
Based on the three-door GTC archetypal – which gets affecting C pillars and able-bodied arches – the VXR builds on the adventurous attending with a new bodykit, ample admixture auto and a rear spoiler.Â
Power is accepted to appear from a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine with over 300bhp – a huge access over the approachable 237bhp Astra VXR. All the ability will be delivered to the foreground auto and a bound slip-diff is accepted to be adapted as standard.Â
Acceleration from 0-62mph will yield about six abnormal and a the VXR will abide on to a top acceleration of 150mph.
The GTC archetypal already rides on abeyance bargain by 15mm over the five-door Astra and the VXR archetypal will be lower still. The Insignia VXR’s HiPerStrut abeyance will aswell affection to advice cornering and aswell abate torque steer.
The spy shots acknowledge a set of huge Brembo brakes complete with cross-drilled discs to accommodate the endlessly power.
Expect prices to alpha at about £25,000 if the Astra VXR goes on auction appear the alpha of next year. Â
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