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    I have recently driven a Vectra 2.8i V6 SRi Turbo, a vauxhall demonstrator over the past four days. Impressed with the power and torque and the way the vectra can lay the power down through the front wheels, a little bit tricky when it came to the bends, the handling on the car could have certainly been improved, it seemed too high up, about 20mm higher than the Vectra 3.2 Gsi we have. Would have given it a tick in all the boxes if it came back with stiffer, lower suspension and some fatter tyres, nice to see the turbo manifold glowing red hot after a good squirt...

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    ..2.8V6 turbo sri, 20mm higher suspension?? I was only aware of the vxr and the elite, could it not have been the elite?

    They've certainly got some poke behind them though aint they. I was really impressed when i drove one for the first time.

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    they're terrific fun...to ride high, it can't have been a VXR as they are proper low..

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    It wasnt a VXR, it wasnt badged, it had Sri seats, 17 inch Sri wheels etc, (new model) It was definately too high up, probably on standard Sri suspension, that engine makes one hell of a growl and the brakes were good too. I remember thinkn the tyres were all wrong something like 215 55 17, Would have been better with 225 45 17 's or similar and if the suspension set up was altered I would have had plenty more confidence in the handling.

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    the VXR runs 19's...so i wonder if your car was a police spec car.. they have the sri seats and wheels.. the elite doesn't have the sri style seats..

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    A special edition Vauxhall mix by the sound of it then.....

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    sounds like a right home brew.. the more i think about it, it must have been a police spec style car...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    the VXR runs 19's...so i wonder if your car was a police spec car.. they have the sri seats and wheels.. the elite doesn't have the sri style seats..
    Does sound like a police spec car to me as well, they had a few 2.8t`s , basically a despecced vxr ..

    The vxr runs 18`s btw, 19`s are a cost option

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    yeah, without the stickers... and the doughnuts!

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    doesn't the VXR come with 18's standard and 19" as optional? I have a current VXR brochure as i was looking at buying one.

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