December 22, 2014

Vauxhall Insignia VXR – UK Debut at Goodwood

Vauxhall Insignia VXR makes its UK public Debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Vauxhall Insignia VXR makes its UK public Debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed


The Vauxhall Insignia VXR gets launched on an expectant public in July, and as a prelude to that Vauxhall are taking the VXR to the Goodwood Festival of Speed for its first UK public outing.

The Vauxhall Insignia VXR was revealed in April as a 325bhp version of the very good Insignia. Featuring adaptive four wheel drive and an electronic limited slip diff., the handling is also aided by a 10mm lower suspension setup than the standard Insignia, and HiPerStrut front suspension which keeps torque steer in check.

Vauxhall XVR Concept

Vauxhall XVR Concept

The Insignia VXR manages the 0-60 sprint in 5.8 seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph. And Vauxhall are going to put that performance and handling to the test by tackling Goodwood’s Hill Climb Coures. Twice a day for the duration of Goodwood (3-5 July) the VXR will tackle the tricky course at 9am and 1.25pm

Vauxhall are also bringing their most powerful production car to Goodwood – the Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst S Edition. Both VXRs will be found in the Supercar Paddock, but it doesn’t look as though Vauxhall are going to but the VXR8 on the Hillclimb.

Vauxhall SRV Concept

Vauxhall SRV Concept

For a bit of historic interest, Vauxhall are also bringing along a couple of Concept cars from the past. The XVR Concept was originally shown at Geneva in 1966, and features Gullwing doors, pop-up headlights and independent suspension. The second – the SRV Concept – was shown at Earls Court in 1970. It’s a ‘Futuristic’ four-door concept with an aerofoil and electronic self-leveling suspension. Both concepts can be found on the Cartier Lawn during the Festival.

Goodwood 2009 is shaping up to be a cracking weekend. If you can find the time to go, you should.

Even ‘she who must be obeyed’ will enjoy it.

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