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.
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.