What is it?
Important things first. More than anything, what you’ll want to know about the Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer is that it’s officially the most capacious estate car on sale in Britain, right?
Good. Then you’ll be pleased to read that it has 895 litres of load volume with the rear seats in place, rising to some 2000 litres with them folded. If you’re looking for a big boot, look no further. Buy with impunity; you needed something this big.
The VXR8 is, as I’m sure you’re aware, a British-badged version of the Holden Special Vehicles Clubsport, a car that’s effectively on run-out in Australia, given there’ll be a new Holden Commodore later this year.
So the VXR8 wagon arrives here in the UK with, like the similarly rebadged saloon and Maloo pick-up, a 425bhp version of GM’s 6.2-litre LS3 V8, driving the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox (there’s also an auto option) and a limited-slip differential.