The first official images of the Corsa VXR Nurburgring Edition, known as the most powerful Corsa ever, have finally been released. This model, priced at £22,295, will go on sale towards the end of May. The Corsa Nurburgring is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that delivers 205 PS at 5,750 rpm (an upgrade from 192PS) and 250-280 Nm of torque (from 230-266 Nm).
This car can reach a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h) and it can accelerate from zero to 60mph in only 6.5 seconds. Its power increased due to a modified engine management and turbocharger system, coupled with a sports exhaust and reduced back pressure.
Vauxhall has also given the car a mechanical, multi-plate limited-slip differential, providing optimum traction to the car at all times. What’s most impressive on its specs is the chassis, which was finalized at the Nurburgring’s notorious Nordschleife circuit.
Vauxhall tasked Bilstein to come up with bespoke spring and damper units for this new car, with the ride height reduced by 20mm at the front and 15mm at the rear. The car also gets recently developed Brembo brakes, which are lighter by 30%, and feature high-performance brake linings that cover an area that’s larger by 10%.
Furthermore, the Corsa VXR’s ABS, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control systems were all recalibrated to consider the Nurburging’s new set-up. Its appearance is improved with the addition of a stainless steel dual exhaust, new designs on the forged aluminum wheels in high-gloss grey, and ‘Nurburgring’ logos seen on the B-Pillars and front spoiler lip.
It is available in two colors -- apple green ‘Grasshopper’ and red ‘Henna’. Inside, the car is just as visually arresting. Black and red ‘Nurburgring’ lettering is used on the sill plates and front Recaro seat backs and bespoke white stitching can be seen on all seats, the handbrake and gearshift console.