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New Corsa VXR set for Geneva unveil

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Vauxhall’s ultra-powerful small hot-hatch - the new Corsa VXR - will be revealed at the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.

Featuring a raft of new technologies, a fresh interior/exterior design and same chassis from the new Corsa – the VXR will take fast hatchbacks to the next level when it hits UK showrooms in May.

Standout performance figures include 0-60mph in just 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 143mph – faster than the outgoing model, however, most significantly the VXR produces its 245Nm of torque from lower revs (between 1,900rpm and 5,800rpm).

These figures mean the VXR is an effective performer between 50-75mph, which it can reach after just 6.6 seconds in fifth gear.

The 1.6-litre turbocharged engine puts out a maximum 202bhp and is capable of achieving 37.7mpg on the combined cycle with C02 emissions of 174g/km.

Power is delivered to the front wheels through a second-generation six-speed transmission with a short, fluid gear change.

Vauxhall worked alongside damper-supplier, Koni, to engineer a new technology, known as Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) for the new Corsa VXR.

FSD allows damping forces to adapt to the car’s movements, guaranteeing that body control is retained when the car is driven fast, but ride quality is enhanced at lower speeds.

Bi-xenon lighting comes as standard and with a choice of six exterior colours you can be sure this Corsa will stand out on the road.

A striking new front-end design comes with large air intakes and an aluminium-framed opening below the headlights.

A small scoop is located below the bonnet and side-sill extensions enhance the Corsa VXR’s performance credentials still further.

At the rear, a spoiler offers meaningful downforce over the back axle, and twin Remus exhaust pipes further distinguish it from the regular Corsa.

The car’s interior comes with standard Recaro seats, a leather, flat-bottomed steering wheel, sports pedals, as well as a VXR gear-lever and instruments.

A heated front windscreen and Intellilink connectivity for Apple iOS and Android smartphones are also included as standard.