posted 7 years ago

New Vauxhall Astra VXR Sits Tight

The Vauxhall Astra VXR has – wait for it – two front seats.

The Vauxhall Astra VXR has – wait for it – two front seats. What do you mean so what? These are not the average lump of cloth we see dumped in lesser cars – Vauxhall say they are the first in the hot-hatch segment to be approved by independent back experts. So, check-out the fantastic support that keeps motorists secure through challenging corners. Admire the eighteen directional adjustments, and relish their lightweight construction. The seats also bring thrill-seekers nearer the VXR's centre of gravity, as - compared to the standard Astra Hatchback - they are positioned 40mm lower. Great stuff.

The new Vauxhall Astra VXR has more tricks to entice chair lovers. For starters, its chassis has been tweaked by Le-Mans 24-hour race winner 'Smokin Jo Winkelhock'. These enhancements, Vauxhall say, provide 'exceptional lateral grip and traction through bends'. This road legal rocket also has Vauxhall's FlexRide system. This offers motorists the choice of two handling set-ups - with varying damper, throttle, and steering controls. These can be described as 'attention grabbing' and 'wow'. Furthermore, the VXR's 2.0- litre 280PS engine propels it to a staggering 155mph. Best hold tight to those fancy seats.