Car geeks are obsessed with concept cars and sneak previews. The Corsa VXR Nurburgring is no exception to this, the exciting small Vauxhall powerhouse was photographed at the German racing circuit itself in early 2010.
Coming to a Vauxhall dealership near you this month, the Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition will be priced from £22,995. Not inexpensive and if that proves hard to swallow consider a quality used vauxhall. Having leased a Vauxhall Corsa 1.8, I know how crazy it can feel to have so much power underneath the bonnet of a small car. However this is more Saxo VTR / Clio Sport land than that. Well-off boy racers, you are reading the right blog. This VXR has 1.6 turbo engine, increased torque (up to 250-280 Nm) in excess of 200 bhp resulting in a 0.60mph of 6.5 seconds with a 145 mph top speed.
Considerable work and testing has been carried out between the Luton mechanics and the Nurburgring racing track. Traction control, electronic stability, braking and chassis modifications have been made in order to deal with the increased PS. The brakes are brand new – Brembo brakes and so is the suspension which is provided by Blistein.
The Corsa VXR Nurburgring has impressive specification and headline stats but is potentially too dear. It is about £5K more expensive than the Clio Sport and that is very much the benchmark in the premium boy racing bracket. After another September where Ford have stolen the UK car market headlines, this is a well-timed development for General Motors as they look to challenge the leaders that possess the jewel in the crown that is the Ford Fiesta.
If crazily fast, small cars are your thing then definitely check out this new beast. Trusted Dealers have a huge co-operative of Vauxhall franchised dealers and will be displaying this vehicle in their showrooms later this month – click here to find your nearest new and used Vauxhall retailer.