2011 Vauxhall VXR8

2011 Vauxhall VXR8

Long time readers will notice the lack of foreign-market commentary here. It’s not that I don’t think cars in non-US markets are awesome, it’s just that I don’t ever expect to see them, so I don’t pay them too much attention. However, the Vauxhall VXR8 has been featured here before, way back in 2007. Well, it’s getting an update for 2011, so I figured it’s time to bring it back.

2011 Vauxhall VXR8 Specs

  • 425 HP 6.2 liter V8
  • 405 lb-ft of torque
  • Magnetic Ride Control
  • Six speed manual transmission standard
  • Zero to sixty: 4.9 seconds

Underneath, the VXR8 is a Holden Commodore. That should ring a few bells – we briefly knew the Commodore in the US as the excellent Pontiac G8. With the Corvette V8, six speed transmission, and magnetic suspension, one could rightly call the VXR8 a four door Corvette.

Pontiac is gone, which is good for GM. However, there’s a market in the US for a car like this. There’s no reason GM couldn’t bring over the VXR8 as a Chevy. GM – are you listening?

Published on December 15, 2010 in GM

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