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2012 Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring Price & Review
You should never go by the looks especially in the case of the VXR Nurburgring edition of Vauxhall Corsa. On first looking the VXR Nurburgring edition’s big wheels and spoilers exude the feel of a toy-like machine of a little boy but there’s more to it than meets the eye. In fact, Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring is a hot hatchback in disguise. Let us have a quick look at this machine and find out what improvements have been made in this Nurburgring edition of Vauxhall Corsa VXR.
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Features Of 2012 Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring
Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring strikes with its unique badge, lightweight spoked wheels, twin-exhaust pipes in stainless steel and lowered stance. It is available in two shades – Henna Red and Green.
Corsa VXR Nurburgring edition sports Recaro seats that put the passengers in place. However, passengers might get bruised knees as the seats’ back shells are made of hard plastic.
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The Corsa VXR Nurburgring is powered by 4-cylinder turbocharged 1.6L engine that boasts of ECU remapping, sports exhaust and revamped turbocharger. This petrol engine renders 202bhp and 207 lb-ft of torque at 5750rpm and 5550rpm respectively. It reaches top speed of 143mph and touches the 62mph mark in just 6.3 seconds. This is quite unusual for a car weighing 1300kg.
The VXR Nurburgring edition charges the way a bull does irrespective of the fact which gear has been chosen. It picks up instantly and maintains high-end performance even in low revs and tight traffic conditions. The suspension has been tweaked at Opel Performance Center and the springs have been tuned at Nordschleife.
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The VXR Nurburgring edition sports Bilstein dampers and reduced height (20mm at front and 15mm at rear end). VXR Nurburgring sports lighter Brembo brakes than that of the outgoing Vauxhall Corsa VXR. The forged alloy wheels in VXR Nurburgring edition are also made lighter.
The VXR Nurburgring edition of Vauxhall Corsa is in fact a grumbling beast. The differential accounts for unmatched grip at corners and outstanding traction. It also sports tweaked stability control system. VXR Nurburgring never lacks torque. Even if you apply steering lock, the VXR Nurburgring never needs any electronic intervention to pull through.
Responsive steering adds to the enjoyment in driving and the driver never complains of lack of feedback. So, the driver is always aware of how the front tires cope with the torque gushed into them. Sensational and progressive brakes add to the fun. In short, Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring sports focused suspension setup.
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Interestingly, the VXR Nurburgring comes for just $35946.23 and including some optional features such as sat-nav, metallic paint, etc. would increase the price to just $38695.2. This is done in the lines of MINI. In addition, VXR Nurburgring comes with the usual lifetime or 100,000 miles (whichever is shorter) warranty.
Nurburgring edition of Vauxhall Corsa VXR offers smooth and controlled driving with a bunch of high-end equipments. VXR Nurburgring best suits the needs of a weekend driving. With a hefty price tag, Corsa VXR Nurburgring is in close competition with the likes of Lotus Elise, Renault Clio and MINI Cooper. It is definitely an important car for the makers as it marks another level for them.