The British car company Vauxhall has released their new car is called 2011 Vauxhall VXR8 with stylis packaged and have a new cabin and a raft of new technologies to increase the attractiveness to drivers. The Vauxhall VXR8 comes with a V8 engine and rear-drive super-saloon.
2011 Vauxhall VXR8 will be priced at £ 49.500 and the users can reserve starting from now. The new Vauxhall VXR8 is available in the form of top-spec in HSV GTS models E3 and recently launched in Australia. Vauxhall VXR8 earlier version Clubsport R8 represents a lower spec, Jaguar XFR, and Mercedes E63 AMG.
As before, the new VXR8 race-bred chassis uses MacPherson struts / coil springs progressive front and a multilink independent setup at the rear. But for the first time on a Vauxhall VXR8, Opel took Magnetic Ride Control (standard on the GTS only), adding a greater degree of sophistication to the dynamics of the car. Also making an appearance for the first time, Launch Control, which helps drivers make the most of Vauxhall VXR8 immense torque during a lively acceleration without excessive wheelspin.
Of course, there would be complete without a V8 Vauxhall VXR8 great ability, and this latest version does not disappoint. The unit of the fourth generation, 6.2 liter LS3 produces a massive 431PS and 550Nm of torque, enough to drive the Vauxhall VXR8 from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. Drive is delivered to the back or via a new six-speed manual transmission with upgraded clutch MM10 LS7, or a six-speed automatic box ‘. Both work through a mechanical differential lock.
The new Vauxhall VXR8′s race-bred chassis uses MacPherson struts/progressive rate coil springs at the front and a multi-link independent set-up at the rear. But for the first time on a VXR8, Vauxhall has employed Magnetic Ride Control (MRC), a suspension system which adapts up to 1000 times a seconds to road conditions and driver inputs. Based on technology used in GM’s current Corvette ZR1 supercar, and fitted as standard on GTS models, MRC works by sending an electric current through damper units filled with ‘soft’ magnetic particles. These particles harden as the input reaches its maximum value, providing drivers with exceptional levels of ride, handling and stopping power.
Complementing the new Vauxhall VXR8′s MRC is Launch Control, which is engaged when drivers select the ESC’s (Electronic Stability Control) Competition Mode. Standard on both Clubsport and GTS models fitted with manual transmission, the system dictates the level of torque delivered to the rear wheels for maximum acceleration, according to surface conditions. All the driver has to do is floor the throttle and let the car do the rest. Extensive testing has proved that LC results in acceleration runs no more than 0.1 second apart.
Completing the chassis package are the largest brakes ever fitted to a Vauxhall. At the front, 365mm diameter ventilated and grooved discs take pride of place, mated to race-bred four-piston callipers providing exceptional stopping power. The same hardware is fitted at the rear with 350mm diameter rotors.
Making a welcome return to the new VXR8 is GM’s 6.2-litre ‘LS3′ engine, a modern interpretation of the legendary small block motor which has powered millions of vehicles for more than fifty years and currently sees service in the Australian V8 Supercar Series and also the mighty, supercharged Corvette ZR1.
Even with 431PS of power at 6000rpm and 550Nm of torque at 4600rpm, the LS3 is unstressed and tractable enough to deal with a wide spread of driving needs, whether it’s burbling through towns and cities or exercising its full potential on drivers’ favourite A- or B-roads. And as Vauxhall proved with the Bathurst S version from the last generation Vauxhall VXR8, the LS3 unit is eminently capable of being tuned to accept more than 600PS, such is its strength and placidity.
Race-bred features abound, such as an exhaust manifold which splits from four into two into one to minimise power loss, while the large diameter stainless steel exhaust offers the kind of aural accompaniment you’d expect from a super-saloon.
The result is the sort of performance you’d only get from large saloons costing considerably more than the Vauxhall VXR8: 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph.
As before, the Vauxhall VXR8 is available with either a new six-speed manual MM10 gearbox with uprated LS7 clutch, or a six-speed auto transmission with selectable ratios, both of which deliver drive to the rear wheels through a mechanical limited-slip differential.
Inside, the new Vauxhall VXR8 has undergone a transformation. Full leather trim is standard in GTS models, and front occupants are cocooned in special HSV Performance Seats with eight-way adjustability. A new instrument cluster and surround, centre stack and switchgear provide a cleaner and more integrated look, while standard equipment also includes Aux-in/USB inputs, iPod support and Bluetooth with phone book display and touch-screen dialling.
But for drivers who want to engage with their VXR8 like never before, Vauxhall has introduced EDI, or Enhanced Driver Interface. EDI connects with the on-board computer to constantly stream real-time vehicle dynamics and performance to the car’s main 5-inch monitor. At the touch of the screen, drivers can access a variety of data such as vehicle G-forces, power and torque and lap times – even the degree to which their Vauxhall VXR8 is drifting. Completing the clever package is the ability for drivers to download data, such as track day performance, and analyse it using the MOTEC i2 software provided.