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Vauxhall VXR8 gets supercharger kit

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Vauxhall VXR8 Gets Supercharged
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Tuesday, September 04, 2007 | Link to Original Article @ Carscoop


Funny ain't it; while Americans are still patiently waiting for the 362 Hp Pontiac G8, on the other side of the Atlantic, the Brits are being offered a supped up version of the HSV! As of this October, Vauxhall will offer a supercharger kit on the option list of the Holden Commodore HSV Clubsport R8 based, VXR8. The addition of the supercharger boosts the 6.0L V8’s output from the standard car’s 412 Hp (307 KW) to a massive 540 Hp while maximum torque is also enhanced by around 30 per cent.

Vauxhall hasn’t released any performance figures but since the standard 412 Hp version with the manual gearbox sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4,9 seconds we wouldn’t be surprised if it managed a sub 4,5 sec. time. The supercharger can be ordered either as an extra or it can be fitted retrospectively by any of you luck Brits who’ve already parked a VXR8 under your garage. Either way, the cost of the kit is £6995 or $14,100 and it comes with a three-year factory guarantee.
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Santa, I've been a VERY VERY good boy this year. Can I please have one of these under my tree?

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The also made a Monaro like this, but we never got it here as a GTO. If nothing else, there's no reason there won't be aftermarket superchargers that can be thrown on the G8.

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Santa, I've been a VERY VERY good boy this year. Can I please have one of these under my tree?

Santa's Dead! Muuuhahahahahahahahaha! :smilewide:

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As long as the next CTS-V has over 600 bhp there should be no problem with this option for the G8.

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Santa's Dead! Muuuhahahahahahahahaha! :smilewide:

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Oh now THAT is cruel! :nono::cry:

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