A near clone of the HSV GTS, the VXR8 offers the UK a shot at 6.2-liter supercharged LSA V8 ownership in the form of a big, rear-wheel drive sedan. While North America has been treated to the Pontiac GTO (Holden Monaro), Pontiac G8 (Holden VE Commodore) and the US-only Chevrolet SS (VF Commodore), we’ve never been graced with HSV goodies. So, yes, we’re jealous.
DriveTribe has had a VXR8 for a long-term loan, and no surprise here, it has fallen in love with the high-performance sedan.
Not only is the performance delivered absolutely bonkers, but the livability factor scores very high. Comfortable cruiser when you want, track day brute with the mash of the throttle.
It’s a shame HSV as we know it will soon be left without a rear-wheel drive Commodore, but we can take solace in films like this. Have a look right up above.