Revised GTS shows the future of the VXR8, but it won't be here until next year

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16 July 2010

One of the worst facelifts in recent memory.

16 July 2010

Not even 69bhp per litre, that is truly horrific.

16 July 2010

Not the most sophisticated or hi-tech of super saloons, but I find these brutes appealing. A lot of car for the money.

19 July 2010

Is there something wrong with the technical specifications boxes that used to be at the bottom of these articles?

19 July 2010

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.

19 July 2010

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.....

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19 July 2010

[quote FriendlyFisherman]

Not even 69bhp per litre, that is truly horrific.

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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.

19 July 2010

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.

19 July 2010

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 !!!! :)

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19 July 2010

[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.

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