• Apr 8, 2010
Vauxhall Astra VXR Arctic – Click above for high-res image gallery

Vauxhall wants to shed inventory of its old Astra bodystyle and it's using the go-to tactic of a limited special edition to do it. There will be just 500 VXR Arctic Editions will get your polar needles spinning, and the extras above and beyond the VXR trim includes a black roof, mirror housings, window tints and fascia pieces, heated leather Recaros and 19-inch alloys.

The 240-horsepower VXR Arctic starts at £23,595 ($36,019 U.S.), which is £720 ($1,099 U.S.) more than a basic VXR, but throws in another £1,245 ($1,900) in free goodies. If you still don't think you've spent enough, you can always add the panoramic roof for another £920 ($1,404). They're on sale now, and sure to be going... from 0-to-60 in 6.2 seconds...



[Source: Vauxhall via Parker's]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice typo in your title (Arctic)

      "White Out: Vauxhall VXR Artic Edition revealed"
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's 2 C's in Arctic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      No, it looks like the old, charismatic good Opel-based global Chevrolet... and now every Chevrolet stinks Cobalt, Aveo, Optra and other cheap trashes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Schwing!!!
      Abuhanif Shohel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome blog. I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work!
      • 4 Years Ago
      *look

      Damn fat, cold fingers. (it was 80 degrees a few days ago and now it's 30 and snowing, WTF?)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too bad saturn is gone. That would have been an Astra people could kiss.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, UK and US car pricing doesn't follow straight currency conversion. That's why it's funny to talk about a $35k Saturn hatcback.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dammit, I was going to comment "In before someone completely omits the difference in vehicle pricing between the UK and here and posts something about a $35k+ hatchback", but I just realized I was too late.

        • 4 Years Ago
        People will pay $36+k for a Saturn hatchback? Wow.

        Still, not a bad little car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      dude i want to seriously import this car. it looks pretty cool.

      is this the type of car that would go up against a focus rs500?

      add brembo brake package

      add 100 more horsepower [maybe a twin supercharged diesel (need torque!!!!!)]

      add a new suspension package

      and you have the ultimate special edition for this car.
      (bring it to america please, ill take first order(if you want too re-badge it, DON'T)
      (that lion-bird looks pretty damn cool)

      • 4 Years Ago
      It's not just a black roof, it's the special panoramic windscreen that goes above the driver's head and creates quite a special driver's viewpoint.

      [url]http://www.netcarshow.com/vauxhall/2006-astra_panoramic/1024x768/wallpaper_07.htm[/url]
        • 4 Years Ago
        So I see. Living in the mountains, this feature would be awesome for scenery. There's also a lot of sand and gravel on our roads. Replacing that windshield every so often would be very painful.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn America... we never get any hot hatches.
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