Vauxhall Corsa VXR Arctic White

For many, the Corsa VXR is the darling of the VXR range – it isn’t too unwieldy like the Astra, it isn’t ridiculous like the Zafira.  It is just right, a well balanced, exceptionally quick hot hatch with great looks.  An uprated, very safe small car that is just as much at home larking about on the track as it is going to Asda for the shopping.  So, what’s this about a ‘Limited Edition’ Arctic White version?

Well, here’s what Vauxhall have to say:

Introducing new Corsa VXR Arctic Edition. Launched at the 2008 British International Motor Show in July, this edition signals a new era for Vauxhall’s VXR – where power and performance are king and styling is bold and brave.

This Arctic Edition is limited to just 500, making the experience of driving one all the more unique. Although few and far between, you’ll be hard pushed to miss this VXR as they’re only available in bright glossy Glacier White.

The bespoke black 18-inch V-spoke alloy wheels with ultra-low profile 225/35 tyres and a Remus Sports exhaust will separate the part-time players from the serious drivers. Driving this VXR you’ll have to get used to being noticed, though the electrically operated sliding glass sunroof, dark-tinted rear windows and black gloss roof can help you stay comfortably separated from the admirers.

And if you need to make a hasty departure, the Corsa VXR’s 1.6-litre turbocharged engine can deliver a speedy 0-60 time of 6.8 seconds.

Don’t just take our word for it, this is what VX Racing’s rookie star had to say on the matter…

“The white blew me away, and I love the noise from the Remus exhaust, it’s quite addictive.”
– Tom Onslow-Cole.

What do I think?  Yes, I would have one.  I’m not quite sure why, but I like the whole white thing that the industry is doing at the moment.  Very retro, but very refreshing too.  Small cars look good with it, as do supercars.  As I mentioned, the VXR Corsa is a great all round performer and something you’d be happy to be behind the wheel of.  Mentioning which, I’m off to book a test drive so I’ll have more information soon.

I’d also like to mention that if I was driving one of only 500 then I’d feel very happy indeed.  After all, there are far too many people out there in Astras that look like VXR’s but have piddly 1.4 litre engines…

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