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Opel's British arm, Vauxhall is launching a special edition model limited to 500 units called the Astra VXR Arctic.

As you would expect with any limited series the VauxhallAstra VXR Arctic Edition gets special features like black painted frontgrille, exterior mirrors, roof and tailgate trim which contrast theOlympic White body finish plus 19 inch black rims.

At the interior the Vauxhall Astra VXR Arctic Edition received Recaro seats for the front passengers that are also heated, a Panoramic Widescreen while on the technical side the car's suspension is now lower and stiffer.

The Vauxhall Astra VXR Arctic Edition produces 240 PS and 320 Nm of peak torque, meaning it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds and hit a maximum speed of 152 mph. 

A set of perforated brake discs at the front complete the package and the Vauxhall Astra VXR Arctic Edition price starts at 23,595 GBP manning 720 GBP more than the regular version.

Vauxhall press release :

Luton–British Summertime may have begun, but Vauxhall’slatest addition to the VXR range still looks cooler than last week’ssnowstorms, yet its performance is as hot as ever.

Priced at £23, 595 on the road – just £720 more than the standardAstra VXR – each of the 500 Arctic Editions are painted in OlympicWhite with a contrasting black painted roof, mirror covers, frontV-grille and tailgate trim, ensuring that this version of the Astra VXRlooks like no other.

Each Arctic Edition also gets a generous £1965 worth of optionsincluded in its price. Heated leather Recaro front seats, tinted glassand Black 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels all now form part of theAstra VXR Arctic Edition’s armoury.

And for the first time on a VXR product, customers can also specifytheir Arctic Edition with the Panoramic Windscreen, a £920 option thatoffers a window on the world that extends back over the front seatswith heat-absorbing glass. And if the skies are grim, a full-lengthshading system with pull-out sunblinds is also included.

Of course, none of this diminishes the Astra VXR Arctic Edition’sexceptional performance. With 240PS of power and 320Nm of torquebetween 2400 and 5000rpm, it’ll hit a top speed of 152mph, with 60mpharriving from standstill in just 6.2 seconds. Lowered and uprated VXRsports suspension, ultra-low profile 235/35 x 19 tyres and 321mm frontventilated brakes discs complete the Arctic Edition’s dynamic package.

And what better way to test a new Astra VXR Arctic Edition than atVauxhall’s VXR Power Events. Starting this month and culminating in theVXR Power Festival at Silverstone in August, Power Events gives VXRdrivers and enthusiasts the chance to test their mettle (and theirmetal) in a series of driving challenges. For full details, please goto: www.vxrpowerevents.co.uk or http://www.torqueastra.com     

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