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PostSubject: CORSA VXR NüRBURGRING   Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:24 am

This new Corsa VXR Nürburgring Edition from Vauxhall boasts small power and torque upgrades, and a specially fettled Bilstein suspension set-up to justify its £22,295 sticker price.

The new edition, pictured for the first time here, goes on sale in May at which point you'll be able to test Vauxhall's claim that it's going to 'raise the bar in the hot-hatch class for performance and dynamics'.

The car gets a re-worked version of the Corsa VXR's 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, producing 202hp at 5,750rpm (up from 189hp) and 206lb ft of max torque (up from 196lb ft). A modified engine management and turbocharger system, sports exhaust with reduced back pressure - and the ability to run on 98-octane fuel - have all contributed to the rise in power, says Vauxhall.


The Nurburgring edition has also been fitted with a mechanical, multi-plate limited-slip differential, and Vauxhall commissioned Bilstein to develop bespoke spring and damper units for the new model - with ride height reduced by 20mm at the front and 15mm at the rear.

Newly developed Brembo brakes are 30 per cent lighter than before, and have high-performance brake linings covering a 10 per cent larger area. In addition, the Corsa VXR's ABS, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control systems have all been recalibrated to take into account the Nürburgring's new set-up, the company reckons.

With performance of 0-60mph in just 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 143mph, the Corsa Nürburgring should feel pretty quick. Visual identifiers include a stainless steel dual exhaust, newly designed forged aluminium wheels in high-gloss grey, and 'Nürburgring' logos on the B-Pillars and front spoiler lip. There are also two new colours available - apple green 'Grasshopper' and red 'Henna'.




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PostSubject: Re: CORSA VXR NüRBURGRING   Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:37 am

i think this "nurburgring" fashion has gone abit far. doesnt help with manafactures jumping on the band wagon.

imo it looks to tall and to thin in the top picture.
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PostSubject: Re: CORSA VXR NüRBURGRING   Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:24 am

Sorry, but at the end of the day, that's a £22k Corsa... wtf.

Want a quick Corsa, by a B or C and fit a redtop tubby, quicker, much cheaper and more fun than that!

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PostSubject: Re: CORSA VXR NüRBURGRING   Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:02 pm

Power certainly has changed in the smaller hatches since the nineties. Looks ok and looks like it could be quite capable with better suspension, brakes and LSD...but like others said, it's still a corsa for 22k! For that money I'd rather buy an older and spend the other 18k on making it awesome!

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PostSubject: Re: CORSA VXR NüRBURGRING   Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:03 am

Bad part about Performance hot hatches, you could buy a regular Corsa VXR and add similar parts and better performance yourself for cheaper.
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