The Tourer is the third version of the Holden-sourced VXR8 to be sold in the UK
Vauxhall claims it to be the largest estate, by load space, on the road
Leather trim and a comprehensive spec list comes as standard
The car is fitted with a mechanical limited slip diff
Vauxhall claims a sub 5.0sec 0-60mph time
The 6.2-litre V8 develops 425bhp
Vauxhall's EDI system is lifted from the VXR8 saloon
20inch alloy wheels are fitted as standard
The boot measures 895 litres, growing to 2000 litres with the seats folded
The VXR8 is priced at £49,500
Vauxhall says the 6.2-litre, 425bhp VXR8 Tourer has the largest load volume of any estate car sold in the UK with 895 litres of room. It is also the most powerful estate in its history.
Official figures state the £49,500 VXR8 Tourer will reach 60mph in 4.9sec and is capable of reaching an electronically limited 155mph. The rear-drive estate is offered with the choice of an MM10 six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox working through a mechanical limited-slip differential.
The VXR8 Tourer shares its MacPherson strut with progressive-rate coils front arrangement and its multi-link rear suspension setup with the VXR8 saloon and Maloo. Launch control is fitted as standard.
Other standard kit includes full leather trim, HSV sports seats, 20in alloy wheels and Vauxhall’s Enhanced Driver Interface system, already fitted to the VXR8 saloon.