Vauxhall has unveiled today the new generation of the VXR8 GTS which is the British derivative of the HSV GEN-F GTS launched a while ago in Australia. It borrows the familiar V8 LSA supercharged engine which churns 576 bhp (429 kW) and 738 Nm (545 lb-ft) of peak torque. If we were to compare it to its predecessor, the new model is 150 bhp (112 kW) and 189 Nm (140 lb-ft) more powerful. This latest model can be had with either the standard 6-speed manual transmission or with an optional 6-speed automatic gearbox. Unfortunately, the British marque didn’t release any information regarding the car’s performance specifications.
What we do know is that it rides on 20-inch alloy wheels shod in Continental tires measuring 255/35 R20 front and 275/35 R20 rear. It has been equipped with numerous safety aids and systems such as forward collision alert, reversing camera, head-up display, front/rear park assist, blind zone alert with reverse traffic alert, along with automatic park assist.
The 2013 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS is already available on order for 54,999 pounds, with deliveries commencing before the end of 2013.