Time for something a little bit different, the 576bhp Vauxhall VXR8 GTS; the least expensive way to enter the 500bhp+ club. Starting out as the Holden GEN-F GTS in Australia, the car finds its way to the UK under the Vauxhall name.

Following my trip to Le Mans with Corvette, part of the GM group, I started talking to the team from Vauxhall who invited me along to give the VXR8 GTS a drive. Sitting in a category alongside the BMW M5 or Mercedes E63 AMG, but priced at £20k less, it's certainly an interesting prospect and when you consider the price tag... well... it's nearly 600hp, has an amazing sounding V8, and it's under £60k!

I introduce the car, take it for a quick test drive and offer some early driving impressions, before showing you around in a little more detail.

Thanks for watching, Tim

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Comments

    • Marius3 Minimal
      Marius3 Minimal

      Isn't it Vauxhall the same as Opel in Europe..!?

      about 1 month ago
    • Tu`ng Tu`ng
      Tu`ng Tu`ng

      Nice holden ss vxr8 gts

      about 3 months ago
    • london man
      london man

      he is far too "posh" for this car ... waste of a review

      about 6 months ago
    • london man
      london man

      indicator position is correct .. opposite for european cars who couldn't be bothered to change correctly for rhd

      about 6 months ago
    • Lazy
      Lazy

      R.I.P Holden Commodore

      about 7 months ago
    • James Torres
      James Torres

      Sweet Whip

      about 7 months ago
    • randy25rhoads
      randy25rhoads

      I'd love to see a photo shoot that gets a Vauxhall VXR8 GTS, Holden Commodore, and a Chevy SS together.

      about 7 months ago
    • carnage
      carnage

      Wow being a long term shmee150 viewer, it's crazy to see how much you have evolved just went from watching the red rocket video to this its crazy!

      about 10 months ago
    • AustinTrainz765
      AustinTrainz765

      It’s a hsv not a Vauxhall

      about 10 months ago
    • Redstoneprime
      Redstoneprime In reply to AustinTrainz765

      In the UK, it is badged as the Vauxhall VXR8..

      about 4 months ago
    • london man
      london man

      he is out of his depth with this review

      about 11 months ago
    • rob hatezit
      rob hatezit

      Stopped watching when he drove like a fairy

      about 1 year ago
    • delijafromdownunder
      delijafromdownunder

      That looks like a muscle car. Sounds like a muscle car, at half the price of a most europan cars of equivalent power. Take the car to walkinshaw performance, spent another $10000 and you have a porsche 911 beater

      about 1 year ago
    • Tony Smith
      Tony Smith

      For the driver who wants a Camaro but has a family.

      about 1 year ago
    • RIO BOW
      RIO BOW

      Looks wise 100 times better looking than the Vauxhall Insignia.
      Get it in manual and turbo diesel and your on a winner

      about 1 year ago
    • David Ball
      David Ball

      thats not the vauxhall badge tim its the holden lion

      about 1 year ago
    • Warrior the Pleb
      Warrior the Pleb

      STRAYA

      about 1 year ago
    • Mox_au
      Mox_au

      driving miss daisy

      about 1 year ago
    • Stephen Tran
      Stephen Tran

      Car business in Australia closed in mid July last year so no cars are made in Australia anymore

      about 1 year ago
    • Redstoneprime
      Redstoneprime In reply to Stephen Tran

      And now we have the Brabham BT62

      about 4 months ago
    • venividiviciagain
      venividiviciagain

      I've watched half of this vid . As an Aussie,  this boy is a pussy .

      about 1 year ago
    • Dale Williams
      Dale Williams

      The Vauxhall “Griffin” is in fact the Holden Lion logo, the racing helmet and lion being HSV’s (Holden Special Vehicles) logo.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mark Lynskey
      Mark Lynskey

      Straya mate

      about 1 year ago
    • TheTripleDubya
      TheTripleDubya

      Vale HSV GTS the last one came off the line on the 22/05/17

      about 1 year ago
    • marcin PoLsI
      marcin PoLsI

      people pay for brand no brain at all drive insignia 5 years all say poor you drive vaxhall i got fun when they fix they audi aND BMW

      about 1 year ago
    • marcin PoLsI
      marcin PoLsI

      BMW pay to be critical i can't anything wrong with this car but thay pay me to show it bad

      about 1 year ago
    • jtpf87
      jtpf87

      Actually the indicator stalk is on the right side because its Holden made and built, most cars in Australia have the indicator on the right side. It has nothing to do with it being Vauxhall, afterall none of their other cars have this feature.

      about 1 year ago
    • Thedarkslender
      Thedarkslender

      One of the best cars for money

      about 1 year ago
    • Specialized 29er
      Specialized 29er

      Australian Holden Commodore - RIP

      about 1 year ago
    • piperbob2
      piperbob2

      See the new 2017 Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R review on the Auto Express website.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ben Chesterman
      Ben Chesterman In reply to piperbob2

      when the video review

      about 1 year ago
    • ricerdude
      ricerdude

      how's the wind noise and road noise at high speeds compared to bmws and mercedes?

      about 1 year ago
    • Teodor Kuběna
      Teodor Kuběna

      What is the difference between this and HSV gts r?

      about 1 year ago