Auto Express are reporting rummours of a light weight VXR coming our way in the near future, details are as follows:
"Designers at vuaxhall have been tripping the light fantastic to boost the sensational Astra VXR, Auto Express can revel. A stripped out version of the three-door hot hatch is currently on the drawing board at the firms Luton head quarters, aiming to reienforce the cars reputation as the most extreme model in its class. Expected to rival the new entry level edtion of Fords Focus ST, the feather-weight Astra will be mechanically identical to the hi-spec car vauxhall already has on sale, although it promises to undercut the price.
Based on the entry-level VXR and costing Ł18995.00, it will offer stiffened Lotus-developed suspension, 18'' wheels and a stripped out interior. The changes are expected to give a 50kg weight saving, thanks to lighter seats and the loss of some standard fit luxuries such as air conditioning.
Special white paint and unique alloys will ensure the car is instantly recongnised. sources tell us it could make its debut at the british motor show in London Next summer."
Well if that is true and not jackanory then I would be very impressed!