Vauxhall released the first image of an Extreme version of the Astra VXR hot hatch, which they will reveal as a concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Inspired by the Astra Cup Race car, the Extreme will be the basis for a future low-volume production run.
The standard Astra VXR is pretty beastly in its standard form, so the Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme must be an outright monster. The standard car has 280PS and 400Nm of torque, which means the Extreme version will have at least 300. And that’s a lot in a front-wheel-drive hatchback.
Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme is derived from last year’s Astra Cup race car that competed in the Nurburgring Endurance Championship, and inherits its integrated safety structure, racing seats and six-point safety belts. It will be fully street-legal though, in spite of all the racing paraphernalia that adorns the interior and exterior. We just hope those graphics down the side of the car are optional and not part of the package.
Stay tuned for more details on the Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme over the next few months.