vauxhall corsa astra vxr racing editions 002

vauxhall corsa astra vxr racing editions 002

Get ready to fight off the green-eyed monster of jealousy, as those lucky Brits have landed yet another pair of spicy limited-edition hatches. The already-impressive Vauxhall Astra and Corsa VXR will now be available with special Racing Edition packages to celebrate the company's success in the 2008 BTCC season and to kick of the 2009 series.

Liveried in colors to replicate the race team, buyers of the VXR Race Editions also get VXR Performance Center parts discounts as part of their ownership package.

Performance and comfort enhancements are also included, with up to 20 extra horsepower (15kW) on tap thanks to a new, optional, Remus exhaust system. Full leather Recaro seats are standard, and a handful of VX Racing badges are applied to the B-pillars, door sills, and other areas.

Tinted rear glass, a black rear diffuser, black mirror covers and door bump-strips and - in the Astra - piano black interior decor strips all help mark the Racing Editions out as more than a typical VXR. Gloss-black alloy wheels sized 18in for the Corsa and 19in for the Astra complete the sinister racing look.

The cars are UK-only and priced to start from £17,425.00 ($24,800) for the Corsa and £21,445 ($30,500) for the Astra.