The new Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition, the most powerful Corsa ever, goes on sale in late May 2011.
The Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition features a re-worked version of the Vauxhall Corsa VXR's 1.6 litre turbocharged engine now producing 205PS at 5,750rpm (an increase from 192PS) and 250-280Nm of torque (from 230-266Nm). The engine management and turbocharger system have been modified and the sports exhaust has reduced back pressure with the ability to run on 98-octane fuel all make a contribution to the power increase.
A mechanical, multi-plate limited slip differential has been fitted and provides the car with optimum traction at all times. The LSD also reduces understeer caused by excessive throttle loads during cornering, or changing road surfaces.
Vauxhall commissioned Bilstein to develop bespoke spring and damper units for the new model, which allows drivers more control and involvement in the experience. Ride height has been reduced by 20mm at the front and 15mm at the rear.
Newly developed Brembo brakes are 30% lighter, feature high-performance brake linings cover a 10% larger area. The vauxhall Corsa VXR’s ABS, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control systems have all been recalibrated to take into account the Nurburgring’s new set-up.
0-60mpg is achieved in 6.5 seconds and the top speed is 143mph, offering exhilaration and driving dynamics associated with the Nurburgring. To remind the driver of this, the new Vauxhall Corsa VXR features visual identifiers: a stainless steel dual exhaust, newly designed forged aluminium wheels in high-gloss grey, and ‘Nurburgring’ logos on the B-Pillars and front spoiler lip. Two new colours are available – apple green ‘Grasshopper’ and red ‘Henna’.
The interior sees black and red "Nurburgring" lettering on sill plates and front Recaro seatbacks, all seats have bespoke white stitching, as does the handbrake and gearshift console.
The Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition goes on sale in late May 2011, priced at £22,295.Published 20 April 2011