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.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential with torque vectoring and enables a 0-60mph time of 4.2sec. Top speed is electronically limited at 155mph. Braking is handled by 410mm (front) and 372mm (rear) discs that work with six and four-piston callipers respectively. Vauxhall's right-hand-drive super saloon also gets new 20in alloy wheels.
The GTS-R is marked by revised front-end styling, a splitter, carbonfibre vents and a new diffuser and spoiler, while Alcantara trim has been added to the interior.