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2008 Vauxhall Astra VXR Nurburgring Edition news, pictures, and information
The car for when even an Astra VXR isn't VXR enough...• Astra VXR Nürburgring Edition, on sale now
• Remus Sports exhaust provided as standard
• Exclusive white paint, embossed leather seats and graphics
• Priced at £21,295 on-the-road
There are plenty of hot hatches on the market, but it's the Astra VXR that's the undisputed Ring leader...
|Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 237 hp
Torque: 320 ft-lbs
Based on the standard Astra VXR and priced at £21,295, each individually numbered Nürburgring edition will come wîth an exclusive all-white paint finish and lightweight white 18-inch alloy wheels, equipped wîth bespoke Dunlop tyres, are also specified. Other exterior features include dark tinted windows, carbon fibre effect mirrors and B-Pillars and distinctive chequered flag body graphics, to further emphasise the car's incredible performance.
Mechanically similar to the standard VXR, the Nürburgring Edition produces 240PS in factory tune, giving it the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in 6.2 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. Each ÚK-specification car will also come provided wîth a Remus Sports Exhaust, developed wîth Vauxhall's BTCC race team, Triple-Eight Race Engineering, which provides a power increase of up to 15PS.
Like the standard car, the Nürburgring Edition benefits from a six-speed manual gearbox and lowered, uprated VXR suspension wîth ESP as standard. But its dynamics are enhanced still further wîth the wider front and rear tracks and lower un-sprung weight offered by the new alloy wheels. Ventilated 321mm diameter disc brakes at the front and 278mm diameter discs at the back help slow things down, while blue-painted callipers remain a VXR trademark.
The Nürburgring Edition theme continues inside, wîth carbon fibre detailing on the door trims and fascia, bespoke leather seats wîth the Nürburgring circuit graphic embossed into the Recaro front seat backrests and an individually numbered plaque showing each car's build number.
Optional extras include electronic climate control (£275), cruise control (£200), electric foldable door mirrors (£125) and adaptive forward lighting (£750).
In fact, the only thing it doesn't come wîth is one of those Nürburgring bootlid stickers you can buy when you do a lap of the circuit. Such a shame, as it means you'll have to drive it there and buy one yourself.Source - Vauxhall
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