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2009 Vauxhall Corsa and Astra VXR


Vauxhall revealed today the special editions Corsa and Astra VXR to celebrate VX Racing’s success in the 2008 British Touring Car Championship. Both models are on sale now in UK at a price of £17,425.00 for the Corsa and £21,445 for the Astra version.Combined production will be limited to 888 units.

Vauxhall Corsa and Astra VXR

Both models will be offered with full leather Recaro seats as standard, logos on the B-posts and tread plates, a black rear diffuser and black side bump strips and door mirror covers are all part of the package. In addition, the Astra version gains Piano Black interior decor strips.

Under the hood, the output is raised by 20 hp. Add to this a Remus exhaust system, gloss-black alloy wheels – 18” for Corsa, 19” for Astra and you will get the perfect sports cars.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

With the 2009 BTCC season almost upon us, Vauxhall has just launched two stunning limited editions based on the Corsa and Astra VXR to celebrate VX Racing’s success in the 2008 British Touring Car Championship.

Known as the Corsa and Astra VX Racing Editions, they will have a combined production run of 888 cars. And that number just happens to coincide with the name of Vauxhall’s race experts, Triple Eight Engineering, who build and prepare all the VX Racing Cars and contributed so much to Vauxhall’s triumph in the BTCC last season when it won the BTCC’s Drivers’, Manufacturers’ and Team championships.

Vauxhall Corsa and Astra VXR

As well as sharing the VX Racing team colours of red and black, all VX Racing Editions gain full leather Recaro seats as standard. The VX Racing theme continues outside the car with logos on the B-posts and tread plates, too.

And just to make sure that you’d never mistake a VX Racing Edition from an ‘ordinary’ Corsa or Astra VXR, tinted rear glass, a black rear diffuser and black side bump strips and door mirror covers are all part of the package. In addition, the Astra version gains Piano Black interior décor strips.

We’re also sure that VX Racing’s drivers, Giovanardi, Neal and Jordan would appreciate the gloss-black alloy wheels – 18” for Corsa, 19” for Astra – that come as standard on all VX Racing Editions.

Finally, for that authentic VX Racing soundtrack – as well as up to 20PS extra power – all VX Racing Edition buyers will have the option of purchasing a Remus exhaust system at a discounted price. For Astras, that means £720 (saving £275) and for Corsas, £410 (saving £150). Buyers will also benefit from a healthy discount on other Vauxhall Performance Centre parts and accessories.

Vauxhall Corsa and Astra VXR

Corsa and Astra VX Racing Editions are available to order now through all Vauxhall retailers, costing £17,425.00 and £21,445 respectively.

Team spirit never looked so good...



2 comments:

I think Michael was right about these cars. This Cosra and Astra are really pricey, but these vehicles deserve this value for it offers the best look and performance.

These cars join the success as they were released to markets with that expensive prices. We couldn’t blame them for they offering the best or their line. They all look good in red. I love it.

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