you don’t need to be filthy rich to be inducted into the 500HP club. if you resides in the UK, you will be able to do so with the £54,999 Vauxhall Supercharged VXR8 GTS. best of all, it can still sit four comfortably and totally suited for daily run. based on Vauxhall’s sister company HSV GEN-F GTS, the VXR8 GTS is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter LSA V8, developing 576 hp and 545 lb-ft (740Nm!) of torque. this exhilarating power is harnessed by a six-speed stick shifter or at extra cost, an optional six-speed automatic gearbox, to enable this beast to rocket from naught to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and on the way to a top speed of 155 mph. “unashamedly one of the most powerful road cars you can buy in the UK” was what Stuart Harris, Head of Carline Brand described the VXR8 GTS as. with so much power and practicality, and not to mention at a cost that’s way lesser then a supercar of the same stature, we can’t see what’s not to love about the VXR8 GTS.

according to Vauxhall, this is the car that is destined to go head-to-head with high-performance luxury rides like the BMW M5 and E64 AMG from the pointed star marque, which means you can expect luxe treatment, especially on the inside of this ride. some of the details include an all-new Brake-Torque Vectoring system that would aid in minimizing understeer at high-seed maneuvers, Magnetic Ride Control with three independent settings, high-flow exhaust system, all-round ventilated disc brakes with cross-drilled rotors (6 pods up front and 4 pods at the rear), aluminum brake calipers, 20-inch ‘blade’ forge alloys shod with ContiSportContact 5P tires (255/35 R20 front, 275/35 R20 rear), projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, quad exhaust with shadow chrome tips, and a very sporty and yet luxuriously appointed interior that comes standard with leather wrapped HSV Performance seats (eight-way electric adjustable up front), dual-zone electronic climate control, premium BOSE audio with nine seekers and more.

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the Vauxhall Supercharged VXR8 GTS is set to make its debut in January 2014 at the Performance Car Show and delivery of the first cars is expected to be in Q1 2014.

Published by Mike

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