What is it?
This is what you get if you take your Corsa VXR to Vauxhall's Triple Eight Race Engineering tuning firm and ask for the full monty.
Our test car includes £2605 of mods, including a 217bhp ECU remap at £550, lowered suspension at £220, a Remus sports exhaust system at £475 and an incredible £1360 for VX Racing wheels and tyres.
What's it like?
Listening to a Corsa 888 on full throttle is akin to hearing a Bloodhound's howl coming from a Yorkshire Terrier. It roars under acceleration, pops and crackles on the overrun, and will have you searching for tunnels whenever you're not buying aspirin.
Most of the benefits of the standard VXR are there, including a good level of standard equipment, spacious interior and great looks. Unfortunately the ride has lost a lot of its pliancy and now thumps over any break in the road, though the dampers ensure it remains reasonably comfortable. The benefit of this stiffer suspension is sharper chassis response, most noticeable on turn-in. But that's where the finesse ends.