Vauxhall Preparing to Launch the VXR8 GTS
|   Thursday, June 06, 2013
The VXR8 GTS is an all new creation from Vauxhall and this vehicle has the punch to take on the big boys in the segment such as the Jaguar XFR S, Mercedes Benz E63 AMG and the BMW M5. The VXR8 GTS is powered by a 6.3 liter V8 engine displacing 576 BHP and is an all new engine designed and developed by General Motors LSA.

A similar engine featured in the latest model of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and as a result this engine is from a respectable family of turbo charged units.
This engine displaces 24 BHP more than the M5 and is 27 BHP higher than the E63 AMG. Priced at £54,999, The VXR8 GTS is also competitively priced in the market and is the least expensive in its range.

In the UK, Vauxhall has launched the 500 BHP displacing model of the VXR8 GTS which is both powerful and environment and pocket friendly. Vauxhall have designed this vehicle on the Holden GEN F GTS which has also been declared the most powerful production vehicle in Australia. Power generation in this vehicle is 150 BHP more than its predecessor which had been developed by LS3. The power boost is solely accredited to the supercharger installed in the vehicle and this enables the VXR8 GTS to travel at a top speed of 168 MPH while acceleration from 0 - 60 MPH 4.9 seconds.

Vauxhall is offering a six speed automatic transmission system apart from an optional six speed manual gear box although Magnetic Ride Control and Torque Vectoring are the standard features on all models. Vauxhall has added three drive modes namely Track, Sport and Touring and the vehicle performs according to the selected mode.

Some of the other electronic features installed in the vehicle include Launch control, Stability Control, Traction control and Electric power steering while the engine growl has also been tuned and achieved. Vauxhall claims that the VXR8 GTS features an overall better ride quality with greater body control and this prevents the car from moving sideways.

The ride quality, although bland, does not diminish the feel of the car and it feels just as smooth and perfect as ever. Vauxhall has added a Forward Collision Alert System which applies the brakes independently in case of a collision as well as warns the driver about the imminent threat. 20 inch alloyed rims work perfectly well on this car and enhance the visual aesthetics of this vehicle.

Quad exhausts along with an extra large diffuser at the rear end are the characteristic properties of this vehicle and a rear spoiler also enhance down force as well as the external appeal of the VXR8 GTS. Vauxhall has added a lot of interesting features to this vehicle and the custom worked interior is one of them. The center console is the heart of the entertainment system and this vehicle packs in an advanced air conditioning with pollen filter along with optional heated seats, which make it the perfect ride for long distance cruising.
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