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  • Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition Official Press Release and Pictures

    Finally As promised.













    ـBER CORSA FIRES SALVO AT UK HOT-HATCH CLASS



    · Max power now up to 205PS*, torque to 280Nm
    · Mechanical LSD for optimum traction
    · Significant upgrades to both chassis and brakes

    Luton – These are the first official pictures of Vauxhall’s most powerful Corsa ever, the new VXR Nürburgring Edition, which goes on sale in late May and aims to raise the bar in the hot-hatch class for performance and dynamics.

    At the heart of the Nürburgring is a re-worked version of the Corsa VXR’s existing 1.6-litre turbocharged engine which now produces 205PS* at 5,750rpm (up from 192PS) and 250-280Nm of torque (up from 230-266Nm). A modified engine management and turbocharger system, sports exhaust with reduced back pressure - and the ability to run on 98-octane fuel - have all contributed to the rise in power.

    To harness the Nürburgring’s new-found power potential, Vauxhall has fitted it with a mechanical, multi-plate limited-slip differential, ensuring that its 205PS doesn’t go up in a cloud of tyre smoke, and providing the car with optimum traction at all times. The LSD also reins in understeer caused by excessive throttle loads during cornering, or changes in the texture of the road surface.

    But perhaps the icing on the Nürburgring’s cake is its chassis, which received its final sign-off at the Nürburgring’s notorious Nordschleife, or North Loop. Vauxhall commissioned Bilstein to develop bespoke spring and damper units for the new model, allowing drivers an even higher degree of control and involvement. A visual clue of this work is a ride height which is reduced by 20mm at the front and 15mm at the rear.

    Complementing this are newly developed Brembo brakes, which are 30 per cent lighter than before, and have high-performance brake linings covering a 10 per cent larger area. In addition, the Corsa VXR’s ABS, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control systems have all been recalibrated to take into account the Nürburging’s new set-up.

    With performance of 0-60mph in just 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 143mph, the Corsa Nürburgring will deliver all the driving thrills you’d expect from a car wearing the legendary track’s name. But just in case anyone was in doubt, the new model gets a raft of visual identifiers: a stainless steel dual exhaust, newly designed forged aluminium wheels in high-gloss grey, and ‘Nürburgring’ logos on the B-Pillars and front spoiler lip. There are also two new colours available – apple green ‘Grasshopper’ and red ‘Henna’.

    Inside, black and red ‘Nürburgring’ lettering adorns the sill plates and front Recaro seat backs, with bespoke white stitching on all seats, as well as the handbrake and gearshift console.

    The Corsa VXR Nürburgring Edition goes on sale in late May, priced at £22,295.

    ENDS

    *Using 98-Ron unleaded fuel


    Corsa Nürburgring Data

    Price
    £22,295
    Engine Capacity
    1598cc/turbocharged
    No. of Cylinders
    4
    Max. Power
    205PS @ 5750rpm (using 98-Ron unleaded fuel)
    0-60mph
    6.5 seconds
    Max Speed
    143mph

    Last edited by Sheriff; 7 July 2011, 09:39 AM. Reason: YouTube video added

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    and a lifetime warranty.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by wayne/VXR View Post
      and a lifetime warranty.
      Correct

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      • #4
        Nice! I doubt they'll hang about for long.

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        • #5
          Want please

          VXRO Discount?
          Originally posted by Bobbyp90
          Yes Tom! You're a freaking genius!
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          Corsa "user guide" , VXR Car Game
          South East Regional Organiser

          PSN: TomFL12

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          • #6
            that first pic is amazing
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ross08 View Post
              Nice! I doubt they'll hang about for long.
              not with a 6.5 to 60mph mate.
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              • #8
                At the risk of sounding totally clueless... what colours are available? Obviously 'Grasshopper' and 'Henna' are two of them...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ross08 View Post
                  At the risk of sounding totally clueless... what colours are available? Obviously 'Grasshopper' and 'Henna' are two of them...
                  White, Black, Chilli Orange ( Henna) and Lime Green ( Grasshopper)

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                  • #10
                    I want it! Any inside pics?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dougie View Post
                      White, Black, Chilli Orange ( Henna) and Lime Green ( Grasshopper)
                      Cheers!
                      I'm certain these will fly out of showrooms.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Corsa__VXR View Post
                        I want it! Any inside pics?
                        Weve asked for more pix including interior when I get them I will post up

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                        • #13
                          Dougie.. can I have one for testing around Kent? Since its only been tested in Germany?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Corsa__VXR View Post
                            Dougie.. can I have one for testing around Kent? Since its only been tested in Germany?
                            In the queue.... behind me lol
                            Originally posted by Bobbyp90
                            Yes Tom! You're a freaking genius!
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                            Corsa "user guide" , VXR Car Game
                            South East Regional Organiser

                            PSN: TomFL12

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tom_Y2K4 View Post
                              In the queue.... behind me lol
                              Lol we can share ?

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