'Street-legal' Vauxhall drag racer will be the star attraction at Silverstone's VXR Power Festival

A 'street-legal' Vauxhall drag racer that produces almost 3000bhp will be launched at Silverstone later this month.

The Vauxhall Red Victor 3 has been produced in partnership between Vauxhall’s VXR brand and the Red Victor drag racing team for use in next year’s MSA Pro-Modified Drag Racing Season.

See the official pics of the Vauxhall Red Victor 3

Despite its drag racer looks and being powered by a twin-turbocharged 8.8-litre GM V8 engine producing almost 3000bhp, making it the world’s fastest Vauxhall, its makers claim it is still street-legal.

Development is still ongoing, but the team expects to be able to get to a speed of 240mph within a quarter of a mile from standing. It is expected to take just 6.5sec to cover this distance.

The team’s last project, Red Victor 2, reached almost 200mph over a quarter of a mile from standing, getting from 0-153mph in just 4.8sec.

Red Victor 3 will be the star attraction at the VXR Power Festival at Silverstone on 28-29 August. The event, which raises money for the Help for Heroes charity, also features a 0-60mph challenge and karting, as well as a chance for owners of V8-powered Vauxhalls to lap Silverstone.

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12 August 2010

there is no replacement for displacement!!!

12 August 2010

awesome! if this came with a lifetime warranty id have one

12 August 2010

From the pictures it looks like the styling, especially around the glasshouse, takes some cues from the FD Victor - one of the best looking mainstream cars in its day.

12 August 2010

[quote streaky]From the pictures it looks like the styling, especially around the glasshouse, takes some cues from the FD Victor - one of the best looking mainstream cars in its day.[/quote]

The Red Victor series are all based on FD Victors. This one looks like it's been modified to two doors (there have never been any two door Victors).

I agree with the comment about the looks of the FD; it's funny how some cars lose their looks as they get older. I remember the Cavalier GLS coupe (front spoiler fitted and no front panel slats compared to the Manta) being a beautiful car back in the 70's. My missus couldn't quite see it when I pointed one out the other day...

12 August 2010

That would give the AA / RAC Roadside crews something to think about!!

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12 August 2010

those time sare quoted for the road legal version on road legal tyres?

12 August 2010

some little spotty squirt will still pull up next to it at the lights in his SAXO/CORSA with no boot space 'cos the boots for the sub' and still think he could have it off the lights

12 August 2010

To quote Dudley Moore as Arthur: "I want more than enough."

12 August 2010

[quote dobbie100]some little spotty squirt will still pull up next to it at the lights in his SAXO/CORSA with no boot space 'cos the boots for the sub' and still think he could have it off the lights[/quote]

probably could, just like road cars can beat an F1 car off the line. the distances are very small though.


12 August 2010

You need to be more careful with your headlines, I thought you meant an Astra or something... Still, nice to see there's still the money around for these sort of halo projects.

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