2013 Vauxhall Astra VXR

Discussion in 'International Automotive Scene' started by Codename.47, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    Vauxhall's new Astra VXR will incorporate deliver a class-leading 400Nm of torque, giving it a 0-60mph time of 5.9 seconds and robust mid-range performance.

    The VXR's turbocharged, 2.0-litre direct-injection engine harks from the Insignia family, but while its aluminium block is similar, the VXR has a unique aluminium cylinder head and new turbocharger to liberate 280PS (up 40PS on the previous model) and over 200Nm per litre of torque - the highest specific output in its class.

    Developing a high-torque engine for the Vauxhall Astra VXR was the key to unlocking the car's real-world, mid-range performance, rather than focusing on power alone. And with maximum torque produced on a broad plateau between 2450rpm and 5000rpm, VXR drivers will never want for instant acceleration.

    An all-new, state-of-the-art intake system was developed to feed as much air into the turbocharger as possible. The turbocharger itself was also improved to take more charge-air pressure, which builds from as early as 1400rpm for linear and strong acceleration. The maximum charge pressure is now 1.5 bar - 25 per cent more than in the Insignia 2.0T.
     

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  2. singh-a-lion

    singh-a-lion Super Moderator

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    Jst mags r cool
     
  3. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    wait till we get the hsv version for aussie
     
  4. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    looks awesome, but driveability might be an issue, with that much torque available at the front wheels, it will understeer like an elephant
     
  5. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    for sure
    they are okay in the straight line but poor at turns
     

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