March 27, 2012

Revised HSV Holden Could Spawn Tweaks For VXR8

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A new nose for the VXR8? Who knows…

HSV Clubsport R8 GTS: Great car, silly name

The V8 Vauxhall VXR8 super-saloon could be in line for a facelift, after the car’s Aussie sister revealed a major nip/tuck.

Holden’s HSV performance arm has made a host of revisions to its Commodore HSV Clubsport R8 range – the saloon version of which is better known in the UK as the Vauxhall VXR8.

The nose of the Commodore HSV gets aggressively flared ‘nostril’ vents on the bonnet, daytime running lights and a restyled bumper.

At the rear the HSV Clubsport R8 now wears a more dramatic rear bumper, while chunky twin oval tailpipes replace the previous version’s quad exhaust set-up. The spoiler on the range-topping GTS model now also sports black struts.

The models in the new E2 version of the HSV Commodore range are also now fitted with Magnetic Ride Control as standard, a la Ferrari 599 and Audi R8. Vauxhall won’t say whether or not it’s bringing the revisions to the UK’s VXR8 ‘Pommodore’ (geddit?).”We are in negotiations with the guys in Australia,” a Vauxhall spokesman said. “At the moment we are considering whether to take that model on, but if we do it won’t be until next year.” We can provide both Vauxhall VXR Insurance and Holden HSV Insurance.

Many thanks to Pistonheads for the use of the above – original article can be found here.