Vauxhall VXR8

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The Vauxhall VXR8 is a performance car marketed by Vauxhall in the United Kingdom based on two different Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) models: the Clubsport (2007–2009) and GTS (2010–present). The VXR8 is the successor to both the Monaro VXR and the Vauxhall Omega/Carlton, initially powered by a 411bhp Gen IV LS2 6.0 litre V8. From late-2009 the VXR8 was upgraded to the 425bhp Gen IV LS3 6.2 litre V8 with 425bhp shared with the Chevrolet Corvette C6 and the Chevrolet Camaro SS.

In 2009, the 425bhp VXR8 Bathurst and supercharged 552bhp 'S' editions were offered using the same Gen IV LS2 V8 but with a Walkinshaw Performance supercharger in the Bathurst S. They were named for the famous Bathurst race in Australia.[1][2][3]

In 2013, the VXR8 GTS (based on the HSV GTS Gen-F) was introduced with a 577bhp supercharged Gen IV 6.2 litre LSA engine, also used in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Vauxhall VXR8 Bathrust (2007–2009)
Main article: HSV Clubsport
 
Vauxhall VXR8 GTS (2010–present)
Main article: HSV GTS
 
Vauxhall VXR8 Maloo (2010-2011) 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Noah Joseph (2010-12-15). "2011 Vauxhall VXR8 is all we really want for the holidays". Autoblog. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  2. ^ Hammerton, Ron (2010-12-16). "HSV back in business in UK". GoAuto. John Mellor. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  3. ^ Andy Travis (2012-05-31). "VXR8 LS3 6.2 Litre Engine". VXR8.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02.