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One of the worst facelifts in recent memory.
Not even 69bhp per litre, that is truly horrific.
Not the most sophisticated or hi-tech of super saloons, but I find these brutes appealing. A lot of car for the money.
Is there something wrong with the technical specifications boxes that used to be at the bottom of these articles?
Commenting from down under ...
I don't know why Vauxhall focuses on these lairy yobbo-ish Clubsports rather than bringing in the Calais V-series (http://www.holden.com.au/vehicles/Calais/V-Series).
That'd be a well-equipped V6 or V8-engined competitor to the 525i/530i at GBP30k-35k. And it's a spec that doesn't over-egg a decent base car.
But why does it have to look like a 90's Mondeo?
First person (other than me) to mention the phrase 'Q-car' loses 10 points.....
I am not a robot
It's not great, but compared to other 'standard' engines of similar capacity it's not a million miles off. Merc's 6.2 litre in the C63 puts out 451bhp, Audi's 6.0 W12 has 444bhp and the Aston DB9 has 470bhp.
This is my sort of car, but i wish they would also import a less extreme version. The standard V8 manual, preferably in estate form would be ideal. It ought to be a fair bit less too. Not very PC, but fun, and thats what matters.
As for those complaining about the power output, i think you have missed the point. These things are so laid back its untrue, yet more power (lots more) is easy if you want.
I really want this thing to come to the UK soon, I own a current Vauxhall VXR8 and it is just fabulous !!
Roll on next year when this thing can come in !!!! :)
[quote theonlydt]Is there something wrong with the technical specifications boxes that used to be at the bottom of these articles?[/quote]
Yes. Without wishing to bore you with a long-winded technical answer. Most of our data comes from a central database, shared with other mags and websites in our group. We've been having a few well documented problems with accuracy recently. And until that's sorted we are going to be providing the data ourselves - which is why it's not in the yellow boxes.