Supercharged version of Aussie mega-saloon will have 540bhp, cost £42,100
3 September 2007

As the likes of BMW M-Division, Mercedes’ AMG and Audi’s RS routinely prove these days, there aren’t many ways of buying a new car with more than 500bhp, for less than £50,000. Until today, in fact, we couldn’t think of a single one.

Thankfully, Vauxhall has come up with the answer. As of this October, it will offer a supercharger kit as an option on the VXR8 super-saloon. Ticking that box will cost you an additional £6995 on top of the car’s princely £35,105 list price, and buy you 540 screaming horses. For £42,100. Value for money doesn’t get much better than that.

The modification also gets you 30 per cent more torque than the standard car, comes with a three-year warranty, and can be ordered and fitted retrospectively by owners who have already taken delivery of their cars.

Strewth.

Our Verdict

Vauxhall VRX8 2011-2012

The Vauxhall VXR8 is an unsophisticated sledgehammer that is engaging, entertaining and very different from the German super-coupés that it rivals

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Our Verdict

Vauxhall VRX8 2011-2012

The Vauxhall VXR8 is an unsophisticated sledgehammer that is engaging, entertaining and very different from the German super-coupés that it rivals

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Driven this week