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The end of the line is approaching for the Vauxhall VXR8, and a final edition of the super-saloon known as the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R will debut at this month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Production of the Holden Commodore, which forms the basis for the VXR8 and Maloo, will come to an end in late October as GM closes its manufacturing facility in Adelaide, South Australia. This will bring an end to all car manufacturing in Australia, as Ford has already closed its doors and Toyota will also cease production in early October.

The VXR8 GTS-R is built by Holden Special Vehicles to Vauxhall’s UK specification. It is powered by an even more powerful version of the current GTS’s supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine. With 595hp and 740Nm of torque, the GTS-R is the most powerful car in Vauxhall history.

As well as the extra performance, the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R builds on the GTS model’s specification. It features an upgraded braking system, new 20-inch alloy wheels, revised front bumper and grille assembly, rear bumper and diffuser, revised exhaust outlets and unique diamond-stitched alcantara interior trim.

Only 15 models of the VXR8 GTS-R will be built, with an on-road price of £74,500.

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Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.