Skip to content
By Tim Pollard
16 October 2007 12:41
You got it in one. Vauxhall's UK performance arm VXR (sister division to the Continentals' OPC Opel brand) is becoming seemingly more power-crazed by the day. It's all very out of keeping with the caring, sharing zeitgeist - think tarmac-rubbing spoilers, lairy exhausts and horsepower adulation. VXR's staple diet is the hot hatchback, and it already produces warmed-over Corsa, Meriva, Astra, Vectra and Zafira models. Now they're being supplemented by a genuine cut-price alternative to super-saloons such as the BMW M5. Yes, they've gone and bolted a whopping great supercharger to the VXR8.
Vauxhall has gone to renowned tuning specialists Walkinshaw Performance of Oxfordshire for the heart surgery. And let's get one thing straight right away: only the very hard-core horsepower hero will find the basic model under-nourished. Read our VXR8 first drive here to find out why. But if you find that car wanting, you can splash out £6990 (including fitting) for the supercharger package. Walkinshaw fit the supercharger, new fuel injectors, spark plugs and a bigger intercooler to ram more chilled air to the hungry 6.0-litre V8. And then they reprogramme the ECU to stop it going into meltdown every time you prod the throttle.
There are currently no comments
Add your comment
Sign in You must be signed in to submit a comment.
Vauxhall VXR8 Supercharged (2007) CAR review
By submitting your comment, you agree to adhere to the CAR Magazine website
Terms and Conditions
You must be logged in to subscribe to a topic
Login or register now
Upload stories, photos or videos direct to the site, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, call 01733 468 485 (+ 44 1733 468 485)
Seen a secret new car, fabulous exotic or have news we should publish? Then get in touch now.
Advertise with us |
Site map |
About Us |
Contact Us |
© Copyright 2013 Bauer Media Limited - All rights reserved.
Magazine Subscriptions | Motoring Magazine Subscriptions | Car Magazine Subscriptions | FHM | Zoo | Empire | MCN | Parker's | Today's Golfer