Clubsport Bids Farewell To Corsa VXR

The Vauxhall Corsa is getting a bit long in the tooth now, and with a new model due towards the end of the year you’d have to ask why you’d want to buy one. Especially one that costs £22,390.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport

This isn’t an ordinary Corsa though. This is the Corsa VXR Clubsport, a tweaked version of the Nurburgring limited edition from last year. This is the VXR’s final swan song, it’s last outing before being consigned to the second-hand section forever.

With all the excitement surrounding the Fiesta ST, 208 GTI and Clio 200 you could easily have forgotten about the Corsa VXR. It was never the sharpest car in its class but was always one of the most powerful. The Nurburgring edition addressed the weaknesses by adding even more power, Bilstein dampers, Brembo brakes and a Drexler limited slip differential. The changes transformed the Corsa VXR into a serious bit of kit on both road and track.

The Clubsport is essentially a Nurburgring edition with a Remus exhaust, a popular aftermarket upgrade among the VXR community. But is it worth spending £22k on a Corsa VXR when rivals cost a lot less? Maybe, as the Nurburgring edition was a great car when driven hard. If you really want a Corsa VXR this could be your last chance … until the all-new Corsa VXR turns up.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport Specs

Performance & Economy 
Engine1,598cc turbocharged 4-cylinder, petrol
Transmission6-speed manual, front-engined, front-wheel drive
Power (PS / bhp)208 / 205
Torque (Nm / lb.ft)250 / 184
0 – 62 mph (seconds)6.5
Top Speed (mph)143
CO2 Emissions (g/km)178
VED BandH
Combined Economy (mpg)37.2
Price (OTR)£22,390

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport


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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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