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The meaning of «vxr»

VXR is the branding for the high performance trim specification, used since 2004 for models in many of Vauxhall's car range in the United Kingdom. Holden has also used the VXR badge for some of its high-performance cars such as the Astra VXR and Insignia VXR, and currently for the Commodore VXR.

European sourced VXR models were produced and developed by Opel Performance Center, a division of Opel. The VXR8 was produced and developed by Holden Special Vehicles. The VXR brand is closely linked to VX Racing, Vauxhall's British Touring Car Championship team, and the VXR versions of the cars are race track styled models, with high performance capabilities.

The VX Racing name was first used in 2003 instead of Vauxhall Motorsport, taking part in the BTCC with cars prepared by Triple 8 Race Engineering. The VXR badge was first launched in the summer of 2004, at the British Motor Show, with enhanced consumer versions of the Monaro and VX220.[1] In 2005, the VXR range included the Astra VXR and subsequently Zafira, Vectra, Corsa, Insignia and Meriva versions.

It was launched following discussions with the Directors (K Grice, P Marshall and N Reed) and several Regional Organisers of the Vauxhall Sports Car Club, at the time the official club for owners and enthusiasts of Vauxhall performance models[2] to replace the GSi branding (which itself replaced the GTE label) which was previously used on top end high performance models.

Shortly after the introduction of the VXR brand, a dedicated website and discussion forum, VXRonline, was set up by the Directors of the Vauxhall Sports Car Club to provide technical assistance, advice, meetings and events for all owners and enthusiasts of the VXR models.

The Corsa VXR Performance Pack adds a Drexler limited slip differential, larger Brembo brakes (330 mm over standard 305 mm) and track grade suspension with retuned Koni dampers.

VXR8 Bathurst S The Bathurst S version of the VXR8 became the most powerful ever Vauxhall to be offered, when it was launched in 2009.[3]

The VXR220 was a limited edition version of the Lotus Elise based Vauxhall VX220, with a small production run of 65 vehicles. It was powered by a four-cylinder 2.0i turbo 16v engine producing 217 bhp (162 kW) at 6300 rpm and 210 lb⋅ft (285 N⋅m) of torque at 4800 rpm.[4] It could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h).[5]

The VXR220 was fitted with five spoke Speedline satin black alloy wheels with 195/50R16 Yokohama A048R LTS tyres at the front and 225/45R17 Yokohama A048R LTS tyres at the back and uprated brakes with 288 mm discs.

The Monaro VXR was a rebadged HSV GTO[6] with a six-litre V8 engine producing 398 bhp (297 kW) at 6000 rpm and 391 lb⋅ft (530 N⋅m) of torque. It could accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 170 mph (274 km/h).

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