Vauxhall Astra VXR
|   Tuesday, June 26, 2012
There is a new contender among the hot hatch models. It is the Vauxhall Astra VXR. The big question on the minds of people is whether the car can handle the specs given by Vauxhall such as the 276 horsepower and that too with the front wheel drive system. Whatever the case may be, this new entry is going to be hot. It costs close to twenty seven thousand British Pounds.

It is a hatch that is inspired by the Astra GTC which is a three-door car.
Vauxhall has generated excitement with the news that the car will deliver 276 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It will achieve a 0-62 mph touch in less than six seconds. It carries a 2.0-liter turbo-charged petrol engine. All these features take it to the higher echelons of the hatch category. It is going to make some waves with its sharp handling on the road and its brazen looks.

There is big competition that exists with the Volkswagen Golf GTI Edition 35, the RenaultSport Megane 265 and the Ford Focus ST. Perhaps, Astra VXR may hold a slight edge over its rivals because it may contain more power and more torque through its technology that will boost its performance.

It has a front grille which is color coded and an aggressive looking front spoiler. It has light emitting diode tail lights and nineteen-inch alloy wheels. Vauxhall has worked on this car with some classy upgrades on its chassis. The car has got a hydraulic steering instead of an electric one and a mechanical differential with a limited slip. The car has been given a stiff suspension and tough bushings.

The car has an aero kit which generates downforce besides reducing the lift. The exhaust is loud enough to excite people. The VXR Aero Pack will be appreciated by many people. There is also a rear spoiler and strong side skirts.

The sprint time of Vauxhall Astra VXR is fractionally slower than the Porsche Boxster and it is slightly quicker than the Ford Focus ST and its other rivals.
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