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'Street-legal' Vauxhall drag racer will be the star attraction at Silverstone's VXR Power Festival
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12 August 2010

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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blowerbentley 12 August 2010

Re: 3000bhp Vauxhall launched

Great to see the return of the Vauxhall Victor!

MHanna 12 August 2010

Re: 3000bhp Vauxhall launched

topgearnut wrote:
Street legal until the inevitable 12ft flames come roaring from the back, torching some poor unsuspecting old man's duffel coat crossing behind it!

...Or the Saxo spot-mobile Dobbie mentioned earlier. With real flames on its bonnet this time! Now that would be worth seeing...

topgearnut 12 August 2010

Re: 3000bhp Vauxhall launched

Street legal until the inevitable 12ft flames come roaring from the back, torching some poor unsuspecting old man's duffel coat crossing behind it!