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    Geneva: Opel Performance Center takes Astra to the Extreme [w/video]
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    If hot hatches are your thing, this year's Geneva Motor Show is the place to be. Seat used the occasion to reveal its Ring-running Leon Cupra. Not to be outdone, Honda showed up with its Civic Type R concept. VW has got the new Scirocco R and Golf GTE to show off, Audi finally bestowed the new S1 ...

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    Official: 2012 Opel Astra OPC gets 280 horsepower, 155 mph top speed
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    We ogled the curvaceous Opel Astra GTC at Frankfurt, but this is the one we've really been waiting for: The OPC version. Standing for Opel Performance Center, "OPC" is similar to the Honda "Type R" or BMW "M" nomenclature, although not nearly as well known. The 2012 Astra OPC could change that in ...

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    Lotus reportedly brought in for chassis work on new Vauxhall Astra VXR
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    2010 Vauxhall GTC Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    From the likes of the Dodge EV to the Ford Cortina, Lotus has had its fingers in all of the Big Three's pies. But its strongest relationship has historically been with General Motors. The British engineering firm helped ...

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    VIDEO: Top Gear flogs the Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst and HSV Maloo
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    Top Gear gets busy with some Aussie muscle -- Follow the jump to watch
    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Top_Gear_Flogs_the_Vauxhall_VXR8_Bathurst_and_HSV_Maloo'; Let's just say that Richard Hammond rightfully digs the blown, delightfully obscene Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst (above, bottom), ...

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    Vauxhall withdraws from British Touring Car Championship after 20 years
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    By most accounts, the mantra of "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" hasn't worked for a long time. In fact, we're not sure it ever worked. But there were certainly happier times for motorsports fans when the automakers blissfully adhered to that age-old nugged. Unfortunately blissful ignorance isn't ...

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    Spy Shots: 2010 Opel Insignia OPC almost ready for Frankfurt
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    2010 Opel Insignia OPC - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Although the Opel Insignia OPC was a no-show at the Geneva Motor Show, work is still underway on the hottest version of Opel's mid-sized sedan. Early reports indicated that the OPC variant will be motivated by a 320-hp, twin-turbocharged ...

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    Spy Shots: Undisguised Vauxhall Insignia VXR caught napping
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    It didn't make an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show, but General Motors' white-hot Vauxhall Insignia VXR is spending more time out of doors and (accidentally?) posing for pictures for the folks at Auto Express. With 320 horsepower and a rumored all-wheel drivetrain at work, the fettled Insignia ...

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    Next gen. Vauxhall Vectra to get AWD, twin-turbo V6
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    Here's what the Saturn Aura Red Line should be, courtesy of Vauxhall. The Vectra is being replaced by an Epsilon 2-based car called the Insignia. The Epsilon 2 will also serve as the basis for the second-generation Saturn Aura. That platform sharing will no doubt be good in workaday trim, but ...

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    Vauxhall VXR8 to prowl UK roads
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    click above image for hi-res photo gallery of the VXR8 var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/New_Vauxhall_VXR8_Don_t_mourn_the_Monaro'; This is the UK's new Vauxhall VXR8, which also happens to be Australia's HSV Clubsport R8 (ignore that "based-on" nonsense....this is as straight a rebadge ...

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    Vauxhall Corsa VXR / Opel Corsa OPC to arrive in March
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    Click image for high-resolution photo galleryThe new Opel/Vauxhall Corsa's a smart-looking little hatchback that our friends in Europe and the UK get to enjoy while we watch from the sidelines. GM hasn't seen fit to send the little Fit-fighter our way, but with Saturn and Opel tied at the hip now, ...

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    More Power for Vauxhall's Vectra and Monaro VXR models
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    The lads at Vauxhall, the British version of Opel, have been keeping busy with their tuneriffic VXR editions of the Vectra and Monaro. Let's start with the Vectra. It comes in hatchback (pic after jump) and wagon bodystyles, and its turbocharged 2.8L V6 is good for 276 horsepower (280 PS) and a ...

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    Corsa VXR already being readied by Vauxhall
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    GM Europe just took the wraps off its new Corsa three-door hatchback and already the Euro auto scene has been flooded with spy shots of a VXR model being tested under the guise of creative camouflaging. Speculation on how much power the Corsa VXR's turbocharged 1.6L will produce range from 160 bhp ...

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