Predictably, yet wonderfully, Vauxhall has announced a new VXR8, which is based off the Holden Special Vehicles Generation F GTS. This means 576 horsepower from GM’s supercharged LSA 6.2L V8 engine — the same engine that powers America’s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CTS-V. It also means an improvement of 150 horsepower from the previous VXR8, though only costing £5,000 more, at £54,999 ($83,389 USD). A bargain, considering it’s a vehicle that can hang with the BMW M5, Mercedes E63 AMG, and other four-door track monsters.
Now we wait for Chevrolet to announce a high-output version of the SS, which comes with 415 horsepower when it launches this fall. Buyers can place orders for a VXR8 GTS starting now, with first deliveries at the end of the year.