Today, Vauxhall unveiled the special edition Astra VXR Arctic Edition limited to only 500 units. This special edition is priced at £23, 595 and is distinguished by an Olympic White exterior color with a contrasting black painted roof, mirror covers, front V-grille, and tailgate trim.

It will also get heated leather Recaro front seats, tinted glass, and black 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. The Astra VXR Arctic Edition will deliver a total of 240 HP and will make the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds; top speed will go up to 152 mph.

What better way to check out the special edition than by testing it in Vauxhall’s VXR Power Events including the VXR Power Festival at Silverstone in August. Yep, that’s right, drivers and enthusiasts will be able to take this puppy for a spin to see what it can do.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

British Summertime may have begun, but Vauxhall’s latest addition to the VXR range still looks cooler than last week’s snowstorms, yet its performance is as hot as ever.

Priced at £23, 595 on the road – just £720 more than the standard Astra VXR – each of the 500 Arctic Editions are painted in Olympic White with a contrasting black painted roof, mirror covers, front V-grille and tailgate trim, ensuring that this version of the Astra VXR looks like no other.

2010 Vauxhall Astra VXR Arctic Edition Interior
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Each Arctic Edition also gets a generous £1965 worth of options included in its price. Heated leather Recaro front seats, tinted glass and Black 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels all now form part of the Astra VXR Arctic Edition’s armoury.

And for the first time on a VXR product, customers can also specify their Arctic Edition with the Panoramic Windscreen, a £920 option that offers a window on the world that extends back over the front seats with heat-absorbing glass. And if the skies are grim, a full-length shading system with pull-out sunblinds is also included.

Of course, none of this diminishes the Astra VXR Arctic Edition’s exceptional performance. With 240PS of power and 320Nm of torque between 2400 and 5000rpm, it’ll hit a top speed of 152mph, with 60mph arriving from standstill in just 6.2 seconds. Lowered and uprated VXR sports suspension, ultra-low profile 235/35 x 19 tyres and 321mm front ventilated brakes discs complete the Arctic Edition’s dynamic package.

2010 Vauxhall Astra VXR Arctic Edition Exterior
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And what better way to test a new Astra VXR Arctic Edition than at Vauxhall’s VXR Power Events. Starting this month and culminating in the VXR Power Festival at Silverstone in August, Power Events gives VXR drivers and enthusiasts the chance to test their mettle (and their metal) in a series of driving challenges.

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  (677) posted on 01.31.2012

It has a nice interior and great capabilities. The rear view of this car is cool. It’s awesome that its maximum speed was 152mph.

  (498) posted on 12.19.2011

The stainless-steel exhaust system features a mix of 3.0-inch and 2.5-inch tubing, and a special "merge section" joins the two sides of the exhaust together for a short distance. This design boosts low-end torque by increasing the flow and improving scavenging effect.

  (197) posted on 12.13.2011

It looks so crowded on its interior, but I have to agree that its dashboard and center console really looks amazing on it. As for its exterior, I must say that it is very noticeable on its exclusivity.

  (448) posted on 11.15.2011

Astra VXR is absolutely a complete package for me! Well, this one is absolutely looks so cool and decent on its white body paint, and I love the fact that it can also offer an awesome interior feature.

  (402) posted on 10.6.2011

I noticed that it had a nice interior touch and amenities which is very impressive. Moreover, I love the decent and hygienic look of this Vauxhall Astra, and I think the engine of this is quite impressive.

  (453) posted on 09.28.2011

I love the dashboard of this Astra it looks so awesome and the handling seems so nice. I also love the interior touch that they used on it even the decency that this car had.

  (728) posted on 09.12.2011

I’m so impressed with the interior features of this car, the dashboard and the steering wheels are simply awesome and I love on how they perfectly managed to combine the decency and sophisticated looks of it.

  (1211) posted on 03.7.2011

I just wonder if this car would go up against rs500? It looks pretty cool if they add up a brembo brake package and more horsepower. And I would pray that they should bring that here in US.

  (409) posted on 02.16.2011

In factory form, the VXR8 has issues with its ridiculously tall ride height. Wortec lowers the car by 35mm with shorter, progressive-rate springs.

  (302) posted on 02.10.2011

The concept is quiet cool and brilliant in style,but i hope the performance as well is consistent.

  (765) posted on 04.26.2010

Another great creation of Astra. I’m not much of a fun of Astra brand but I could say the car’s performance is really good.

  (341) posted on 04.7.2010

Not bad at all. It has some nice muscles under its hood and it can produce good torque and speed. The price for the car would definitely be one of the factors on why a lot will get to choose to drive it home.

  (461) posted on 04.7.2010

Well, quite a performer! But since I haven’t see it how it performed on the road I still cannot judge its performance.

  (417) posted on 04.7.2010

Another competitive hatchback! I’m pretty sure that it can compete with Focus RS, MazdaSpeed3, Subaru Impreza STI and sportsback mitsubishi lancer.

  (329) posted on 04.7.2010

A 152 mph is just right for a street tuner car like this but with a £23, 595. I’d rather to get my self a Focus RS or MazdaSpeed3.

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