It's getting closer now, although the VXR version will be 2.0 turbo, using an engine not seen in the uk before, which can run 400bhp! LSD (although its most likely an electronic one) and around 290bhp. The front will look different to the GTC with different bumper and skirts but the rear is close to the final product, but will have it's own VXR spoiler, 19's and 20's will be offered at launch with 21's latter in the model range (read as a special edition I would have thought). The fabric on the seats won't make it to the VXR but the seat design will.
Order books will open august next year for a Christmas time delivery to customers. No idea on price yet but I would expect around the 25k mark for a decent spec.
Details on the GTC:
Unique ‘positive/negative’ trim application across bespoke front seats
- ‘Wing’ and ‘Blade’ design cues mirror those seen on car’s exterior
- Rich, high quality cabin materials illustrate concept’s premium nature
Following Vauxhall’s recent announcement of its stunning GTC Paris concept at this year’s Paris Motor Show, the company has now revealed first pictures of the car’s interior.
Echoing the GTC Paris’s exterior design cues, the cabin features sweeping lines and shapes, and a bold and unique use of fabric. Creating a ‘positive/negative’ effect across the front of the cabin, the driver’s seat is trimmed in red with black highlights, while the front passenger’s seat has black trim with red highlights.
Each of the front buckets seats is bespoke to the GTC Paris and has aggressively shaped contours to complement the car’s sporting intent. The GTC logo appears on each seat-back facing, along with titanium inserts that mirror the design cue seen on the front wheel’s carbon fibre inserts.
The small black leather racing steering wheel has metal inserts, while on the dashboard Vauxhall’s recurring ‘wing’ and ‘blade’ motifs can be seen. In this application, the blade appears in details like the polished chrome door grabs and the gearshift moulding. The wing design cue is evident in the wraparound instrument panel that embraces front seat occupants and arcs across the cabin into the tops of the door mouldings.
Vauxhall’s design team has used micro-fibres and leather for the seats, a textured black material for the instrument panel and plush carpeting throughout the cabin’s flooring.
The GTC Paris gives the strongest hint yet at what buyers might expect from the next Astra 3-door when it’s unveiled at this year’s Paris Motor Show on September 30.
Designed by Brit, Mark Adams’ design team, the concept’s lines are radical and svelte, yet restrained enough to suggest that the car is tantalizingly close to a production offering. Mark has described the concept as, ‘bold, pure and iconic’ in its appearance, yet it will still offer ample space for five people and their luggage.