The Fast And The Few-rious New Vauxhall Corsa

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To quote the little knitted bloke behind the wheel, C’MON!

You’ll find yourself saying it quite a bit when it’s you with the keys of Vauxhall’s most powerful Corsa ever, the VXR, nestling in your pocket.

C’mon, let’s go for a run will be the most oft-used, because it’s a car you’ll want to go out and play with. And perfect the art of driving of said machine, because it’s got to be pointed out it’s more of a four wheeled Cruise missile than your common or garden pocket r…

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To quote the little knitted bloke behind the wheel, C’MON!

You’ll find yourself saying it quite a bit when it’s you with the keys of Vauxhall’s most powerful Corsa ever, the VXR, nestling in your pocket.

C’mon, let’s go for a run will be the most oft-used, because it’s a car you’ll want to go out and play with. And perfect the art of driving of said machine, because it’s got to be pointed out it’s more of a four wheeled Cruise missile than your common or garden pocket rocket.

It’s unique ‘overboost’ facility, which can increase the torque on demand to a staggering 266Nm (and it’s only a 1.6 engine, remember) means it can overtake before the ‘victim’ realises you’re planning the move. Floor the throttle and the engine management system gives you a five second burst of up to 15 per cent more torque. It’s dubbed ‘Popeye’s spinach for your car’ by Vauxhall, which says it all. The in-gear acceleration is simply remarkable and the challenge is to be able to get it all working smoothly because that power is instantly on the button. It can at times give it an unsettling and almost uncontrolled feel. I say almost, because it quickly gets back into step with what you’re doing with it, and that only adds to the fun factor. And it’s a sure thing that there will be a lot of disappointed people around once word gets fully around about how good the little VXR is.

Because of restrictions at the factory, only 2,500 Corsa VXRs a year will make it to the UK market

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