CORSA VXR NÜRBURGRING

OVERVIEW

When you name a car after one of the toughest race tracks in the world, it had better deliver. The Corsa VXR Nürburgring Edition delivers big time. Blooded on Germany's notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife - the test circuit to end all test circuits - a 205PS 1.6 litre turbocharged engine, Drexler mechanical limited-slip differential, Bilstein-developed chassis setup, uprated sports exhaust and high-performance Brembo braking make this Vauxhall's most powerful Corsa ever.

With 250-280Nm* of torque and 205PS, the Corsa VXR Nürburgring Edition piles on the performance as cleanly as you like. To harness the model's new-found power potential, the Nürburgring employs a Drexler traction-enhancing mechanical multi-plate limited-slip differential; this also tames the power during cornering or sudden changes in road surface.

Significant chassis mods - signed off on the Nürburgring's unforgiving Nordschleife no less - ensure there's grip, balance and body control to spare. Our hottest Corsa ever receives specially commissioned progressive-rate springs and inverted monotube dampers courtesy of Bilstein. It rides a full 20mm lower at the front and 15mm at the rear than a regular Corsa VXR, giving the car a low, controlled stance. The ABS, traction control and Electronic Stability Programme systems have all been recalibrated to accommodate the Nürburgring's new, more potent setup. The result? A seriously engaging track-taming sensation that does full justice to the VXR badge.

* Increased to 280Nm with turbo overboost function.