While the 2015 Chevrolet SS sits stale after the introduction of magnetic ride control and a six-speed manual gearbox option, our friends across the pond have received quite the update to the VF based super saloon.
The 2015 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS clones what makes the HSV ClubSport GTS a super star, and offers it up to the British buying public. During the process, the Eaton supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8 snaps 603 hp to the rear wheels and provides increased fit, finish and refinement.
The exterior and interior have undergone what Vauxhall calls a “substantially” revised design. Vauxhall badge or HSV badge, this is one boss looking sedan.
New technology is abundant, too. The 2015 VXR8 GTS receives brake vectoring and forward collision alert systems. The performance and technology packed into the 2015 VXR8 GTS does raise starting prices, however. £5,000 to be exact, or $7,816.75 USD.
But, let’s talk about the value proposition once again. The 2015 Vauxhall VXR8 offers performance AMG and M cars dream of locally at the car’s price of £54,509, or $86,780 USD. Stepping into a German sport sedan of this nature? That will be some £20,000 more. Not to mention, those power figures mentioned earlier are up a mighty 152 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque.
The 2015 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS may seem like an oddball for the UK market, but we’re sure those lucky enough to sign on the dotted line for one aren’t complaining much at all.