The BBC’s best automotive journal, Top Gear, has a problem with proper German sports saloons built for businessmen and that is that they are all just too similar.
So that is why Richard Hammond decided to introduce a pair of very special GM cars from Australia.
First up was the Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst Edition.
Aside from being the most popular track on the V8 Super car calendar, it is also a blindingly fast version of what we here in America have come to know as the Pontiac G8.
The Bathurst comes complete with a set of racing stripes on the hood and a supercharger underneath it.
The VXR8 wears some very race inspired bodywork to go along with the 560 HP and the bargain £44,995 price tag.