If you’re a fan of the Corsa VXR then you’ll be aware of the ongoing saga of the eagerly anticipated Corsa VXR Nurburgring edition.
We’ve known that such a car has been in development for some time but Vauxhall have remained tight-lipped about it, despite non-stop pestering from the guys and girls on the VXRonline forum. Well now we do know a little more about the Nurburgring thanks to one of the guys from Vauxhall who posts regaularly on the forum – Dougie.
For a start the Corsa VXR Nurburgring will be available to order from the end of May at a price of £22,295. It will be available in four colours – white, black and, for those who want to to stand out a little more, there is also Chilli Orange and Grasshopper Green.
Now that price might seem high, but the Nurburgring is getting a lot of improved kit over the standard VXR. For a start there’s a mechanical, multi-plate limited-slip differential to improve traction. The wheels are new forged aluminium items painted in high-gloss grey, behind which sits a set of Brembo brakes. The suspension has been upgraded too, using Bilstein shocks/springs with a reduction in ride height of 20mm at the front and 15mm at the rear.
There’s also a dual exit exhaust, so VXR spotters will be able to tell it’s one if they’re lucky enough to be behind it for long.
One thing that hasn’t been confirmed yet are the power and torque figures. The engine remains the same, a 1.6-litre turbo, but there’s no word on what modifications have been made. What has been confirmed is that the 0-60 time drops to 6.5 seconds from 6.8, so the power hike is going to be modest.
Expect to hear more about the Corsa VXR Nurburgring as we get closer to the end of May, and hopefully we’ll have some official pictures by then.
If you want to have some fun you can head over to the VXR forums and enter the competition there – guess the power output of this new VXR and you could be in with a chance of winning one.