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Fifteen VXR8 GTS-Rs will be sold in the UK, and are likely to be the last V8-engined Vauxhalls ever as Holden’s Australian production comes to an end

The Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R can lay claim to being its maker's most powerful road model as well as its last to use a V8 engine.

The UK-version of Holden's swansong Commodore, which goes out of production this October, has been launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It's powered by a supercharged 6.2-litre LSA V8 that's received hardware and software upgrades to produce 587bhp and 546lb ft of torque.

As such, a VXR8 successor under PSA would be more likely to use a highly-tuned four-cylinder engine like that of the Peugeot RCZ R, although a high-performance V6 can’t be ruled out.

Vauxhall is also still selling the Maloo LSA, the GTS-R's closely-related ute variant, with three of the five allocations of that car still available.

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ianp55 30 June 2017

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R

Farewell Holden as a car manufacturer,killed off by changing tastes and free trade agreements. Sure the name will continue with imported cars bearing the name be the same,I'm sure that Australian's won't feel that Korean & Thal sourced cars will not be "Our Car", the only slight glimmer on the horizon might be Holden Special Vehicles giving their treatment to the Astra or is that too much to hope?
steve-p 6 June 2017


Automotive diversity should be celebrated. Not everyone wants or needs one of the growing percentage of cars with all the entertainment and charisma legislated out of them.
Sonic 5 June 2017

It sucks that these are going

It sucks that these are going out of production. I'll own a green Maloo some day! It's been one of my dream cars for years.