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    Vauxhall Vectra VXR EDS 888 Tuned

    No, your eyes are not deceiving you – this is the worlds fastest Vauxhall.

    Whats more, it’s a near-standard Vectra VXR that’s expected to be offered through selected dealers towards the end of this year.

    Capable of 186mph, its been built by German tuning legend EDS as part of a project involving race car firm 888. With 252bhp and 355NM of torque, the standard motor is already potent. But for those who want supercar performance, EDS has fitted a new turbocharger, worked its magic on the ECU, and modified the exhaust to generate 340bhp and 500NM.

    £29,000 NEW

    (Extract from a popular weekly car magazine )

    Drool & Discuss

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    Oh, any my opinion.... I'd rather save up the extra £5k and buy the Monaro VXR 500
    Last edited by spoons; 1st November 2006 at 12:01.

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    if its not got 4 wheel drive then whats the point?

    the vxr is potent enough with all the power going through the front 2 wheels. upping it will make it fun on the straights but scary round the bends.

    i'd rather have a monaro for that money!

    EDIT: great minds Steve! got there before me about the monaro!

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    Sure, we'd all love to have a Monaro VXR 500 sitting on our drive but I doubt most people could live with the fuel bills.

    This 340bhp Vec VXR fits firmly in between in my opinion and gets my vote. What about brakes or suspension though? Surely it'll have EDS or 888 branded on it as well.

    OK, 29k does seem a lot of wonga, but didn't people say that about the Astra 888 when that was launched? Bring it on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA
    Sure, we'd all love to have a Monaro VXR 500 sitting on our drive but I doubt most people could live with the fuel bills.
    Yep, for us mere mortals who dont have fuel cards , your above statement still applies to the standard VXR, in my opinion as well, only those who have high disposable incomes or fuel cards can afford to run a VXR for any length of time

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    if you can afford 29k for a vectra and its associated running costs i'm pretty sure you can afford a monaro and its fuel bill- i don't see them being TOO far apart.

    in my opinion they are trying to make the vectra something its not

    the basic car is designed for motorway munching, trying to make it into an all out racer will always be an uphill struggle. i doubt the overall drive of EDS vectra will be as exhilirating as a tuned astra vxr.

    at the end of the day, for that money you can have a proper sports car.

    a slightly tuned vxr is about as far as a vectra should go - but still want to see a diesel variant

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    Agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    if you can afford 29k for a vectra and its associated running costs i'm pretty sure you can afford a monaro and its fuel bill- i don't see them being TOO far apart.
    I reckon they'll be a world apart on running costs matey

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    in my opinion they are trying to make the vectra something its not
    Go for it I say. Isn't there a rumour that the Vectras are soon to appear in the BTCC, or did I dream that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    the basic car is designed for motorway munching, trying to make it into an all out racer will always be an uphill struggle. i doubt the overall drive of EDS vectra will be as exhilirating as a tuned astra vxr.
    People dissed the Lotus Carlton when that was released also, but it turned out to be a dream machine. IMO the Astra VXR is a toy compared to the Vec VXR. The Astra surges forwards at the slightest press of the accelerator but the Vec is far more refined being a V6 and the power is seemingly endless.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    at the end of the day, for that money you can have a proper sports car.

    a slightly tuned vxr is about as far as a vectra should go - but still want to see a diesel variant
    Agreed, but I'd love the EDS VXR but due to annual mileages I'd have to settle for a VXR-D

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    Most people tend to agree that 250bhp is about the safe limit for a front wheel drive car, beyond that it becomes increasingly difficult to control the car. This 340bhp monster must have some serious electronics controlling traction and other suspension parameters to keep it on the road.

    I'd ****** love one me

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA
    People dissed the Lotus Carlton when that was released also, but it turned out to be a dream machine.
    Agreed... but wasnt that rear wheel drive (completely different story) and it had 'Lotus' all over it, which is even better.. a true icon in my opinion...
    Quote Originally Posted by AJA
    ....but due to annual mileages I'd have to settle for a VXR-D
    Hurrah, wish vauxhall would get that twin turbo Diesel engine off the bl00dy shelf and stick it into our Vectra-C's....

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