Vauxhall recently released the first official image of its upcoming Astra VXR EXTREME Concept that will make its public debut at Geneva Motor Show 2014 in March. The Astra VXR EXTREME will spawn a future low-volume production run.
Based on the last year’s Astra Cup race car that competed in the Nürburgring Endurance Championship, the new Astra VXR EXTREME is the street-legal race version of the current Astra VXR. The current VXR has a max power of 280PS and 400Nm of torque.
The VXR EXTREME will be lighter than the std. VXR and the loss of weight will be courtesy liberal use of high-quality carbon components. An integrated safety structure, racing seats and six-point safety belts will make the VXR EXTREME race ready.
Currently, the Astra VXR isthe best-selling VXR and the UK is the largest market in Europe for Vauxhall and Opel high-powered cars.
More information about the Astra VXR EXTREME will follow next month.