You may have already seen pictures of the Vauxhall Corsa, but now they have released their performance version, the VXR. This car proves what you already probably knew: being greener does not have to mean being boring. The car looks cool, in my opinion, in the European hot-hatch sort of way. Like the GTI, except much meaner -- like the WRX STi and Mitsu-Evo. It generates enough grunt, about 190 HP, from its 1.6 liter turbocharged engine to reach 60 mph in under seven seconds. It delivers this relatively good performance while returning up to 44 mpg. The official combined mileage estimates are 35.8 mpg. Not too shabby for average mileage. The top speed is 140 mph.
You can see the official unveiling at the Geneva Motor show later this year in March. Price is still "to-be-determined."