Corsa VXR fans will be pleased to hear about the new limited edition model, the Corsa VXR Arctic.
Decked out in Glacier White paintwork and sporting some mean-looking black 18-inch V-spoke alloys, the Corsa VXR Arctic also wears a new Remus Sports exhaust.
The Remus exhaust liberates another 15bhp from the Corsa VXR’s 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, taking power to a total of 205bhp, while at the same time giving the Corsa a much louder and more aggressive soundtrack. Developed by Triple Eight Engineering, the new exhaust rumbles purposefully at low revs but gradually builds to an angry snarl as the revs rise, accompanied by rally-car-style pops and crackles on the overrun.
Expect performance to be appreciably stronger than the standard car but without the lairy antics of the tuned Corsa VXR 888. The suspension remains unchanged from that on the standard VXR so expect some scrabbling through the wheel when full boost proves to be too much for the front tyres.
On top of the wheels and exhaust you also get an electric sunroof as standard, tinted glass for the rear windows and a black painted roof and door mirrors. That should make the VXR Arctic easy to spot in car parks.
The price? The Corsa VXR Arctic Edition will set you back £16,995, which is just £995 more than a standard Corsa VXR. Considering the extras that you’re getting that represents good value for money, but if you want one you’ll have to be quick – there will only be 500 for sale and they’re already available to order.
Vauxhall Corsa VXR Arctic Specifications
|Engine:||1,598cc 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol|
|Max Power:||205 bhp|
|Torque:||230 Nm (170 lb/ft)|
|0-60 mph:||6.8 seconds|
|Top Speed:||140 mph|
|Fuel Economy:||35 mpg|
|CO2 Emissions:||190 g/km (Band J)|
|Kerb Weight:||1223 kg|