New Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R Poses In Blue

The UK has just welcomed the new HSV GTSR, rebadged as the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R, to its streets, a few months after the super sedan debuted in Australia.

Only 15 examples of the new GTS-R will land on the shores of Britain, inevitably making it a very in-demand car among local enthusiasts and quite possibly, a rather sturdy investment.

As with the GTSR in Australia, the Vauxhall is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 595 PS (586 hp), not far off what the range-topping, ZR1-powered GTSR W1 pumps out Down Under. Such a figure is also just a handful less than the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and new BMW M5, not that the Vauxhall is a direct rival to either of those two.

Vauxhall hasn’t said what colors its 15 examples will be available in, but the car pictured here is painted in a stunning shade dubbed Slipstream Blue, somewhat more flattering than the bright green recently previewed.

UK enthusiasts will have to fork over 74,500 pounds ($95,747) for the VXR8 GTS-R.

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  • 74,500?!!!!! Wow. That explains importing just 15 then. Wonder what they’ll do with the other 14?

  • Salih Ahzem

    I just love how they use a steering wheel straight from an Astra in a limited edition model (used in other corporate GM products as well)… I don’t expect them to design a wheel from scratch but they could have used something with more premium/sporty feeling to it.

    GM is not alone with this kind of “parts bin” usage, just check the steering of a 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and a same model year A Class, you get the story…

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Yes, the hide of half a dozen wallabies and center embossed with the skin of the Eastern brown snake.
      Oh, the horn should sound like a kookaburra.
      😉

    • R55

      lol… thats nothing. 2017 Ford GT has the same light cluster controls as a 2012 Transit Custom.

    • KareKakk

      Ask AstonMartin fans from the Ford era how they enjoy the stalks and buttons from a Fiesta in their AM. 😀

    • antman70

      While similar, it’s not from an Astra, most GM products have similar looking steering wheels, but it doesn’t mean they’re the same units.

    • Cobrajet

      It’s just a steering wheel.

    • p00pman

      I can literally bolt this steering wheels right into my sonic.. or a zl1 steering wheel. I think it’s actually a good thing when you can upgrade your cheap car but keep it oem. what’s not to like as long as it’s upgraded shape and materials.

  • Vassilis

    I love this so much!

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