The 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed will play host for a special debut of the new Vauxhall Astra GTC, two months before the official world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The announcement of the debut comes alongside the announcement that the order books have opened for UK customers for the Vauxhall Astra GTC, first previewed as the GTC Paris Concept at last year's Paris Motor Show.
At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, show-goers will see the Vauxhall Astra GTC be driven by Vauxhall's chief chassis engineer climb up the Festival's hillclimb track twice a day from 1st July to 3rd July 2011, when its not on the track, the GTC will be on show in the Cathedral Paddock.
The Vauxhall Astra GTC features a revised chassis and sleek all new body. It follows in a line of Vauxhall's sporting three door coupes, including the Vauxhall Astra GTE, the Firenza and the Chevette 2300HS.
Joining the Vauxhall Astra GTC will be the Vauxhall Ampera E-REV -the first Extended-Range Electric Vehicle to go on sale in the UK. It will also de demonstrated on the hillclimb track and on show in the FoS Tech Pavilion. it will offer the option zero tailpipe emissions with a combined range of up to 250 miles.
Also at the show will the Vauxhall VXR concept from 1966, which will be entered in this years Cartier 'Style et Luxe'.
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