â€¢ Astra VXR NÃ¼rburgring Edition, on sale now
â€¢Remus Sports exhaust provided as standard
â€¢ Exclusive white paint, embossed leather seats and graphics
â€¢ Priced at Â£21,295 on-the-roadThere are plenty of hot hatches on the market, but itâ€™s the Astra VXR thatâ€™s the undisputed Ring leaderâ€¦
And to prove it, Vauxhall has pulled the wraps off the NÃ¼rburgring edition, named after the carâ€™s spiritual home, where much of its pre-production development was carried out.Based on the standard Astra VXR and priced at Â£21,295, each individually numbered NÃ¼rburgring edition will come with an exclusive all-white paint finish and lightweight white 18-inch alloy wheels, equipped with bespoke Dunlop tyres, are also specified. Other exterior features include dark tinted windows, carbon fibre effect mirrors and B-Pillars and distinctive chequered flag body graphics, to further emphasise the carâ€™s incredible performance.Mechanically similar to the standard VXR, the NÃ¼rburgring Edition produces 240PS in factory tune, giving it the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in 6.2 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. Each UK-specification car will also come provided with a Remus Sports Exhaust, developed with Vauxhallâ€™s BTCC race team, Triple-Eight Race Engineering, which provides a power increase of up to 15PS.Like the standard car, the NÃ¼rburgring Edition benefits from a six-speed manual gearbox and lowered, uprated VXR suspension with ESP as standard. But its dynamics are enhanced still further with the wider front and rear tracks and lower un-sprung weight offered by the new alloy wheels. Ventilated 321mm diameter disc brakes at the front and 278mm diameter discs at the back help slow things down, while blue-painted callipers remain a VXR trademark.The NÃ¼rburgring Edition theme continues inside, with carbon fibre detailing on the door trims and fascia, bespoke leather seats with the NÃ¼rburgring circuit graphic embossed into the Recaro front seat backrests and an individually numbered plaque showing each carâ€™s build number.Optional extras include electronic climate control (Â£275), cruise control (Â£200), electric foldable door mirrors (Â£125) and adaptive forward lighting (Â£750).In fact, the only thing it doesnâ€™t come with is one of those NÃ¼rburgring bootlid stickers you can buy when you do a lap of the circuit. Such a shame, as it means youâ€™ll have to drive it there and buy one yourself.
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Source: Vauxhall Press Release