Vauxhall launches 2011 Corsa VXR Blue edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 15, 2011

Vauxhall has launched the Corsa VXR Blue edition, which has been given several cosmetic changes, a new paintjob and additional kit as standard. It offers a classy performance model of the new-look (facelift) Corsa range. The most attractive feature of the Blue edition is the special Arden Blue metallic paint.

It also now rides on 18-inch alloys, so there’s no need to switch them to aftermarket ones. Other design changes include the use of dark-tinted glass, bespoke interior air vents and Recaro seats.

Expect to save £445 compared to the price of a ‘standard’ Corsa VXR with this kit added on top. Like the other models in the range, the Corsa VXR Blue has also received the new ‘eagle-eye’ headlights but it has a blue bar across the grille.

And similar to a regular VXR, it also features sexy foglights, a more aggressive front bumper, small rear wing and the center-exit exhaust. The interior of the Blue edition features blue stitching to the leather steering wheel, blue air vents and blue trim on the Recaro seats.

In addition, it offers lowered sports suspension, uprated brakes and switchable ESP. The Corsa VXR is a little older now, but its performance remains very competitive.

It is powered by a 1.6-liter turbo petrol engine that develops 192 PS (141 kW; 189 hp) at 5850 rpm, and 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) of torque between 1980-5800 rpm.

This enables the car to accelerate from a standstill to 60mph (98 km/h) in just 6.8 seconds and to hit a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). When the vehicle starts arriving at UK dealerships in late February, it will have a starting price of £19,425 (including 20% VAT).

Press Release

BLUE-MIN’ TASTY VXR JOINS NEW-LOOK CORSA RANGE

Hot on the heels of the new-look Corsa range, the Corsa VXR Blue Edition features new styling details, additional kit as standard and a head-turning paintjob, at a price that’ll send its rivals into a spin.

At £19,425 (including 20% VAT), the Corsa VXR Blue undercuts key competitors like the Citroen DS3 R and the Mini Cooper Works by up to £3,600. Included in its price, this limited edition model features Arden Blue metallic paint, 18-inch alloys, dark-tinted glass, bespoke interior air vents and Recaro seats – that equates to a £445 saving compared with the cost of speccing a ‘standard’ Corsa VXR with this kit.

Like other models in the new-look Corsa range, the VXR and VXR Blue sport new ‘Eagle-Eye’ headlamps and a signature bar across the grille, coloured in blue. But in addition, the VXR gets a more aggressive front end, with deep in-set fog lamps, a wider and more prominent grille and a low, sculpted front spoiler to boost its sporting appeal. Inside, blue detailing can be found throughout, including the stitching on the leather steering-wheel, the interior air-vent colour and the trim on the Recaro seats.

Powered by the lightweight 1.6 Turbo, producing 192PS, this VXR boasts a 0-60mph time of just 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 140mph. An overboost feature increases maximum torque to 260+Nm when the power is needed.

The Corsa VXR Blue comes with lowered sports suspension, uprated brakes and switchable Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), guaranteeing enthusiastic drivers a fine mix of dynamic security and adjustability.

Available to order now, the Corsa VXR Blue will hit dealers late February.

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