corsasport.co.uk
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » General Chat » 2015 Corsa VXR


New Topic

New Poll
  <<  1    2  >> Subscribe | Add to Favourites

You are not logged in and may not post or reply to messages. Please log in or create a new account or mail us about fixing an existing one - register@corsasport.co.uk

There are also many more features available when you are logged in such as private messages, buddy list, location services, post search and more.


Author 2015 Corsa VXR
djgritt
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 1st Nov 07
Location: North Dorset Drives: Monaro SC / Abarth595
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 16:29   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Went to a VXR Power Events Pre-Release preview day locally today - at the Haynes Motor Museum (only 15 mins away, would have been rude not to - especially as attending with VXR also got me free Museum Entry and free Lunch... )

Vauxhall and the VXR Brand team are hosting 3 preview days for it, this was the first - it's being trailered up to Glasgow tonight for the second day tomorrow...

It is the first UK Delivered, Vauxhall Spec Corsa (E) VXR (Opel versions have some differences in equipment) - and was presented in the new shade of Flash Blue - similar to Arden, but a bit darker/richer - VERY nice colour TBH.

It has the 205PS Engine from the current Clubsport model - this is now the 'standard' VXR Engine going forwards.
It has a Twin Exit Remus Exhaust.
It retains the Recaro Shell-back Seats, and Flat Bottom steering wheel.
Koni FSD Shocks are standard (Frequency Selective Damping)
As standard (UK Market) it also now comes with a Heated Windscreen, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, and the Intellilink Entertainment system.
This car also had a 'Carbon Appearance' pack - fake Carbon Mirror Caps and Grille Bar - not sold on this TBH.

This specific car also had the Panoramic Sunroof option, as well as the new Performance Package option - this sees it effectively being upgraded to the previous Nurburgring spec, with a couple of further updates;
- Brembo 4-Piston brakes (larger Discs than the previous Nurburgring Edition)
- Retuned Koni FSDs with a more 'aggressive' setup
- Drexler Mechanical LSD
- 18" Wheels with Michelin Pilot Sports.


I had a good look around - the interior quality is improved over the Corsa D - layout is much better, material quality seems improved, better equipment by far.
Cabin space seems identical to the Corsa D, but this was expected - the shell is a reworked Corsa D anyway.

A few pics (from phone...);


























We were told by the VXR Brand Manager himself that the base model of the VXR is going to retail at less than the current base VXR model. He wouldn't discuss numbers today though. Shame...

He advised through a presentation that Vauxhall had sole over 9000 Corsa VXRs since release so far (all variant/editions) - hopefully this one is successful too.
It will be available to trial on the VXR Power Event track days later this year too...




Monaro CV8 Supercharged
Abarth 595 - the GFs.
VxON Club Admin Team
Ben G
Member

Registered: 12th Jan 07
Location: Essex
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 17:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Interior is nice as are those lovely Recaro's. Rear end looks pretty restrained and decent. Front end though, wtf were they thinking?
taylorboosh
Member

Registered: 3rd Apr 07
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 17:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I love it
GB123
Premium Member

Registered: 21st Nov 11
Location: Gillingham, Kent
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 17:22   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Front is the best bit, that shiny gloss black dashboard is horrid.
djgritt
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 1st Nov 07
Location: North Dorset Drives: Monaro SC / Abarth595
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 17:26   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by GB123
Front is the best bit, that shiny gloss black dashboard is horrid.


It's a metallic finish. Either a dark Grey or Black - couldn't tell for sure.


Monaro CV8 Supercharged
Abarth 595 - the GFs.
VxON Club Admin Team
--ToM--
Member

Registered: 23rd Nov 07
Location: Wirral
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 17:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks like a corsa d with shrunken insignia vxr wheels and shrunken Astra gtc front and rear lights fitted
djgritt
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 1st Nov 07
Location: North Dorset Drives: Monaro SC / Abarth595
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 17:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Front end is growing on me on these - seen a couple about now.
Interior is so much better than our D too.

GF is considering getting some quotes on the money side when they go to retail...


Monaro CV8 Supercharged
Abarth 595 - the GFs.
VxON Club Admin Team
Neo
Member

Registered: 20th Feb 07
Location: Essex
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 18:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That front end is total gash
Steve
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 30th Mar 02
Location: Worcestershire Drives: Defender
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 18:22   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Front is truly horrendous
VegasPhil
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 16th Jan 05
Location: Fareham, Hants Drives: Octavia VRS
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 18:22   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I like the front end on the vxr. I still think they look strange driving about with the huge rear lights.

Would it have killed them to come up with a new corsa...


Corsa 2.0 16v Vegas - Sold
Mark.W
Member

Registered: 3rd Jan 07
Location: County Durham
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 18:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Does nothing for me this.

Just look how much those rear lights stick out from the body of the car

Not enough changes to warrant it a Corsa E.



[Edited on 07-03-2015 by Mark.W]
Ben G
Member

Registered: 12th Jan 07
Location: Essex
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 18:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Those rear lights didn't notice that earlier.

That actually looks as if they've just got them off another model and done a jagcorsa mod
Mark.W
Member

Registered: 3rd Jan 07
Location: County Durham
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 18:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
Those rear lights didn't notice that earlier.

That actually looks as if they've just got them off another model and done a jagcorsa mod


I bet they are exactly the same size as the ones on the mk6 astra.
3CorsaMeal
Member

Registered: 11th Apr 02
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 18:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Don't suppose you got a brass rubbing of the badge?
Jambo
Member

Registered: 8th Sep 01
Location: Maidenhead, Drives: VXR Arctic
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 18:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I like it but as said the front is errrr, special?

Generation
Member

Registered: 7th Jul 09
Location: Essex
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 18:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wtf is with the speedo? Looks like it's half hanging out
Ian W
Member

Registered: 8th Nov 03
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 19:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks alright apart from that weird little mouth on the front end
WATSON
Member

Registered: 16th Jun 05
Location: Fife, Scotland
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 20:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Interesting!
oJNAo
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 30th Sep 14
Location: Gloucestershire
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 20:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Interior is the only nice aspect of it
N16K
Member

Registered: 4th Oct 04
Location: Belfast, NI Drives: Corsa D SRi, Tuned Cooper S, B
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 20:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the front looks better on the VXR than other models but the rear lights and badge look
gavin18787
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 22nd Feb 05
Location: Basildon, Essex
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 20:31   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ian W
Looks alright apart from that weird little mouth on the front end


This


Drives supercharged Tec with torque
Ian
Site Administrator

Avatar

Registered: 28th Aug 99
Location: Liverpool
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 20:37   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Dash looks like a major upgrade over the D, never liked the shallow heater dials that you couldn't actually get hold of. Or the toy town vents.

Can't wait to rag one around Oulton.


Corsa B lap belts required
gavin18787
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 22nd Feb 05
Location: Basildon, Essex
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 22:12   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How do you sign up to the vxr events? They always look a good giggle


Drives supercharged Tec with torque
djgritt
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 1st Nov 07
Location: North Dorset Drives: Monaro SC / Abarth595
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 22:36   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by gavin18787
How do you sign up to the vxr events? They always look a good giggle


Keep an eye (or sign up for alerts) on this site - http://www.vxrpowerevents.co.uk


Monaro CV8 Supercharged
Abarth 595 - the GFs.
VxON Club Admin Team
Jambo
Member

Registered: 8th Sep 01
Location: Maidenhead, Drives: VXR Arctic
User status: Offline
7th Mar 15 at 22:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My Ds3 lights stick out. Is it bad?


Dash looks overtly generic VAG. But agree it's an improvement over the toy town dash, really wasn't taken with that.

  <<  1    2  >>
New Topic

New Poll

Corsa Sport » Message Board » General Chat » 2015 Corsa VXR 23 database queries in 0.0254550 seconds