Vauxhall Corsa VXR turns blue

You all knew that it was going to happen. Once the 2011 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa came about in economical mode, a new hot version was right around the corner.

2011 Opel - Vauxhall Corsa

2011 Opel - Vauxhall Corsa

And this is it, it’s the Vauxhall Corsa VXR in Blue Edition.

In Blue Edition spec, the Vauxhall Corsa VXR comes with a few special touches. The new additions include a set of snazy 18 inch alloy wheels, bespoke interior air vents and the best thing for sporty driving, a couple of Recaro seats.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Blue Edition

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Blue Edition

To be honest, this is nothing more than trinketry on offer and we can see through it. This is why Vauxhall dispensed a bit of extra efforts in the engine department.

Under the hood of the Vauxhall Corsa VXR Blue Edition, you’ll find a four pot measuring in at 1.6 liters teamed with a turbocharger. This setup churns out 192 horsepower which is good for 0 to 60 in under 7 seconds and a top whack of 140 mph.

That’s all lovely but the real trick in this car’s appeal is the overboost facility. With the touch of a magical little button you can get a maximum torque of 230 + lb-ft of torque for those moments of extra enjoyment.

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Blue Edition

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Blue Edition

February will see the new Vauxhall Corsa VXR hit the showrooms and with prices some £3.600 cheaper than the main rivals it will probably fly out of the showrooms with a lot of tire spin.

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