A 3000HP dragster called the Vauxhall Red Victor 3 will appear at the CXR Power Festival this year which takes place at the Silverstone Circuit on August 28-29.
The 3000HP Vauxhall Red Victor 3 is a higly modified version of the original 1967 Victor RD with its colossal power coming from a 8.8-litre twin-turbo GM V8 engine, and get this…the car is street legal.
The 3000HP Vauxhall Red Victor 3 is expected to be able to reach a maximum speed of 240 mph, and a quarter mile run shouldn’t take more than 6.5 seconds. Note that the Vauxhall Red Victor 2 was able to accelerate from 0 to 153 mph in 4.8 seconds and reach top speeds of 200 mph.
Vauxhall press release :
Luton The world’s fastest Vauxhall will make a
star appearance at the VXR Power Festival, to be held at Silverstone
Circuit in Northamptonshire this Bank Holiday, August 28-29.
Packing over 3000 horsepower from its 8.8-litre, twin-turbocharged GM
V8 engine, ‘Red Victor 3’ – a highly modified version of Vauxhall’s
original 1967 Victor FD – will appear at the Power Festival to herald a
new partnership between Vauxhall’s VXR brand and the Red Victor team for
the 2011 MSA Pro-Modified Drag Racing season, with a car that is still
street legal. Yes, that’s right: street legal.
While the car is still in development, the Red Victor team is
predicting a top speed, to begin with, of 240mph in the quarter-mile,
which it should achieve in 6.5 seconds. And there’s no reason to doubt
them: their last project, Red Victor 2, was capable of nearly 200mph in
the quarter-mile and 0-153mph in 4.8 seconds.
“We’re sure visitors to the Power Festival will make a B-line for the
Victor,” said Stuart Harris, Vauxhall’s Group Product Manager. “We’re
really looking forward to working with Andy Frost, Red Victor’s creator,
and his team next year and see this as a great match for the VXR
Vauxhall’s VXR Power Events, which has run through 2010 to raise
money for Help for Heroes, reaches its zenith with the two-day Power
Festival at Silverstone this Bank Holiday. Thousands are expected to
attend the event, which aims to raise further funds for H4H through
high-octane activities like 0-60 challenges, autotesting, karting and
VXR track tuition with pro-drivers. VXR and Vauxhall V8 owners can even
pay to take to Silverstone’s famous track in their own cars.
But if you’d rather just sit back and watch the action, don’t miss
the Pro-Am Pursuit, in which famous racing drivers from Vauxhall’s past,
like Fabrizio Giovanardi, Jason Plato and James Thompson take on
celebrities such as TV chef, James Martin, ex-England footballer, Luther
Blisset and Eastenders’ Kara Tointon. And if that isn’t enough, then
Paul Swift will be there to perform some unbelievable stunts in a
Vauxhall road car.
What the VXR Power Festival won’t do is cost you the earth. With
adult tickets costing just £10 and children under five entering for
free, the whole family can enjoy an action-packed day without breaking
the bank. Even the on-site challenges only cost between £5-10, with all
proceeds going to one of the UK’s most worthy causes.

Source: Vauxhall