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  • Vauxhall Vectra VXR 888

    just caught this on migweb...



    No, your eyes are not deceiving you – this is the world’s fastest Vauxhall. What’s more, it’s a near- standard Vectra VXR that’s expected to be offered through selected dealers towards the end of this year. Capable of 186mph, it’s been built by German tuning legend EDS as part of a project involving race car firm 888. With 252bhp and 355Nm of torque, the stan-dard motor is already potent. But for those who want supercar performance, EDS has fitted a new turbocharger, worked its magic on the ECU, and modified the ex-haust to generate 340bhp and 500Nm.

    Auto Express jumped at the chance to get an exclusive first drive in EDS’s development test car, and the performance differences are easy to spot. The car is noticeably more urgent, and you can really feel the surge in thrust as the turbo comes on boost. But it’s the acceleration in gear which is really impressive – particularly in fifth and sixth, where the ability to overtake or increase speed without changing down separates this model from a standard VXR.

    However, away from the test track putting this much power through the front wheels asks a lot of the transmission and traction control. And with this in mind, EDS has programmed the standard VXR’s Sport button to be an on/off switch for the extra performance.

    The tuned parts can be retro-fitted to an existing VXR, or ordered complete with a new car. Either way, the result will be most unlike your average Vectra.

    Story taken from Auto Express.

    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/mo...ll_vectra.html

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    Nice to see it brushing shoulders with the best of them.....
    3rd car back on the outside lane in the picture
    http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/news/de...?storyId=15569

    The car is now at VXRPC give the a call for a look or a Blast ( Its mental).
    Its now fitted with the 1st set of AP 6 Pots too.

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    • #3
      does look awesome....

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      • #4
        Very strong power delivery ,very smooth, and a bit of a sledgehammer when it comes to motorway use,

        Totally usable everyday and a bit of a match for most things in a higher class

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        • #5
          are mirrors on the option list?

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          • #6
            not really whos looking behind at that speed zone

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            • #7
              Thanks Jom, now posted here with credit to you for finding it
              | Find | Watch | Follow |

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              • #8
                Originally posted by davidof
                Very strong power delivery ,very smooth, and a bit of a sledgehammer when it comes to motorway use,

                Totally usable everyday and a bit of a match for most things in a higher class
                Couldnt agree with you more Dave, that car is absoultely awesome.

                I had the pleasure of driving it up Suicide Alley, and the power was sop smooth, and the wheels lost traction in 3rd!!!!!!!


                Awesome bit of kit, deffo a 10/10

                Andrew

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sheriff
                  Thanks Jom, now posted here with credit to you for finding it
                  CHEERS!!!!


                  This is old news, I posted a link to this back in November under the heading Hot Vectra!!!

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                  • #10
                    Sheriff...where have you been?
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                    • #11
                      Where is the car ..... cash waiting .....
                      2007 Audi RS4 - sold 2008

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                      • #12
                        Sell you mine as it's back!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Andyuk911
                          Where is the car ..... cash waiting .....
                          You keep with your Audi mate now

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                          • #14
                            Ok so we all know about the eds vectra now, but for those of use who already have a vectra vxr, any idea who in the uk wil be able to retro fit these new parts or when its likely to be available. Would like to here from VXRPC on there STAGE 2 development, is this going to be similar to the eds car. If it is then get a move on guys im of to see the bank manager.

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                            • #15
                              We dont really have stages on this car, as a bigger exhaust isnt really required.

                              This car with Turbo upgrade is running oe exhaust, thats how good it is.

                              Id say this 340 kit is about as far as you want to go being fwd and all.


                              remap alone is £550 all in and includes airbox mod and new oe air filter.

                              this is roughly 300bhp and 480nm

                              Price for bigger turbo wont be released until Jan 07, and that will be as far as you can go for the chassis to handle it.

                              Hope this helps.

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