Vauxhall VXR8 vs Lotus Carlton - Auto Express
When it comes to fast saloon cars, Vauxhall has some serious experience! It
all began back in 1911 with the Prince Henry -- acknowledged as Britain's
first four-seater sports car -- continued with the supercar-slaying Lotus
Carlton and more recently with a host of cheap but powerful Monaros.
Vauxhall VXR8 flyby.
After a trackday at castle combe we saw this beauty on the way home!
Cars: Vauxhall astra coupe: 280bhp
Vauxhall astra VXR Nurburgring edition, Around 300bhp.
xauxhall VXR8 Bathurst: Unknown.
VXR8 / HSV R8 Clubsport @ Cadwell Park 21st August
First time out to try my new Vauxhall VXR8, basically a rebadged HSV R8
Clubsport, watch till the end for some sideways messing around :)
I was not aiming for outright lap times, just a general hoon around.
Chav-tastic comments + Saxo btw, it actually looked stock and was being
well driven, unlike the usual Saxo's which turn up at Cadwell ! so my bad
there and a stereo typical comment which I regretted when viewing the car
properly and how well it was being driven, so sorry to that driver ! my
The quickest lap done that day was a 1:47.5xx for those that even care,
will upload some of the quicker laps another time.
Cheverolet LS3 V8 Engine
Bridgestone Potenza Road Tyres
Beaulieu Supercar Showdown 2012 - Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst S standing start
A compliation of clips (credit to original posters) of my car going down
the straight at Beaulieu.
In these days of over precious Health and Safety enforcement its nice to
see the next generation of petrolheads gettign up close and personal with
sights and sounds that probably won't be around when they can drive...
Baby Bertha tackles the new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS on track at Goodwood
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Can the legendary Baby Bertha tackle the new Vauxhall VXR8 GTS on track at
Goodwood? Here are two V8 Vauxhall saloons from road and race - but will
the Baby Bertha, one of the most successful race cars ever, be able to
match the newer VXR8 GTS?
The Vauxhall VXR8 is due to make an appearance at the 2014 Festival of
Speed 'First Glance' category on the hillclimb.
Baby Bertha is no stranger to Festival of Speed herself, of course, but
this is her first ever foray onto the Goodwood circuit.
Be sure to tune in on Thursday the 26th of June to watch the 2014 Festival
of Speed live on the Goodwood Road & Racing channel.
Official Website: http://grrc.goodwood.com
Goldie's supercharged VXR8
Vid of both the shriek and bass of Goldie's VXR8, from memory it's running
a Harrop 112 Supercharger, Wortec
switchable Exhaust, 100 cell sports
cat, unknown aftermarket headers.
This doesn't convey just how loud this is, easily 100 dB from the rear!
Launch control on the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS
We test out the launch control on the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS.
The 6.2-litre LS3 engine gets a workout.
Read the full Vauxhall VXR8 GTS review here:
Audi RS4 Avant vs Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer (Holden HSV Clubsport) - performance estate car showdown
The Audi RS4 Avant and Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer are both V8 high-performance
estate cars, but their execution couldn't be more different.
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It's amazing that two £50,000 sporting V8 estate cars can be as different
as the Audi RS4 Avant and Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer in character. The RS4 is turbocharged, four-wheel drive with a
seven-speed dual clutch gearbox and impeccable fit and finish. The Holden
HSV Clubsport-based Vauxhall VXR8 is big-hearted, rear-wheel drive, manual
and has a comparatively old-school interior. Steve Sutcliffe drove them
both flat-out to see if German precision could overcome the tyre-smoking
brawn of the 6.2-litre VXR8.
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SUPERCHARGED Vauxhall VXR8 - Powerslide, accelerations and sounds!
This is a loud Vauxhall VXR8 Barthurst S, which I have seen at many
different car shows around the country including VMax-200 QuickSilver.
Here, it can be seen accelerating, sliding and making some very nice V8
Info here: http://www.pistonheads.com/doc.asp?c=181&i=25908