New Vauxhall Astra VXR has been launched in the UK image

The “British” based automaker Vauxhall has recently unveiled its new generation of the Astra VXR in the UK, coming with a great exterior design, a 2.0 liter engine and the front fascia matching its brother’s, the Insignia.

According to the car manufacturer, the new generation of the Astra VXR is powered by a 2.0 liter, turbocharged engine, which is developing a total output of 280 HP and has a peak torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft), giving the hot hatch a 0 to 62 mph acceleration time of less than six seconds and a top speed of 155 mph or 250 km/h.

“We have devised a great package that will convince even the most experienced and enthusiastic drivers – and not just on the Nurburgring!”, said “Smokin’ Jo” Winkelhock, a Le Mans 24-Hour race winner.

The new generation of the Astra VXR has a more aggressive stance than its predecessor and it’s packing a new aerodynamic kit with “muscular” front and rear fenders, roof spoiler, new side skirts and trapezoidal exhaust tips, while the interior packs new dials, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and other new goodies.

Besides the interesting features which make the Astra VXR look good, Vauxhall says that the hot hatch has Brembo brakes, Flexride adaptive suspension and a fresh set of 20 inch rims wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires.

Prices for the new generation of the Astra VXR haven’t been announced yet but the model is expected to be priced around 28.000 GBP or 32.000 EUR.