VXR Power Event at Rockingham

VXR Power Event at Rockingham

Postby Deacon » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:38 pm

I went along to one of these today. It cost £35 and for that you got breakfast, all the drinks you wanted, a lanyard, a memory stick and then an hours driving of four VXR models - Corsa VXR, Corsa Nurburgring, Insignia VXR and new Astra VXR.

I started with three passenger laps in an Astra VXR, then all the driving was down to me so three laps of me driving the Astra with the instructor offering guidance, then swapped into a Corsa VXR for three laps, then did three laps in the Insignia VXR, then three laps in the Corsa Nurburgring (my favourite of the lot - an absolute riot to drive!) then I had a passenger ride with Tom Onslow-Cole in another Corsa Nurburgring before finishing with two laps back in an Astra before my session time was up.

The passenger ride with Tom Onslow-Cole was a good laugh - I had no idea a Corsa could be made to be that sideways everywhere!

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Can't say I've ever been a big Vauxhall fan but I came away from the day deeply impressed by the VXR cars especially the Corsa Nurburgring which was so much fun to drive and also with the way that all the cars were putting up with the pounding they were getting with not a single mechanical hissy fit being thrown.

I'd totally recommend the day to anyone - and for £35 its a complete bargain!

I know Chungsters going tomorrow so will be interested to hear his thoughts too.
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Re: VXR Power Event at Rockingham

Postby trix » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:43 pm

i'm coming with you next time!
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Re: VXR Power Event at Rockingham

Postby Deacon » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:45 pm

trix wrote:i'm coming with you next time!


It was so very good trixy - you'd love it!
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Re: VXR Power Event at Rockingham

Postby wigit » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:11 pm

chav :)
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Re: VXR Power Event at Rockingham

Postby Ryy » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:16 pm

I want to play. I will look into this.
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Re: VXR Power Event at Rockingham

Postby Chungster » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:53 pm

Top morning of funsies :D

I didn't get a go in the Corsa Ring or Insignia (told it was waste of time that one anyway)

James Pickford took me out in the Corsa and I never laughed so much in a little Vauxhall :D he was a total nutter!

Will defo do it again next year if they hold one.
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VXR Power Event at Rockingham

Postby Chungster » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:03 pm

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The Astra wasn't bad at all, but I did hate the VXR setting making the throttle soooo sensitive you had no chance of playing with the throttle mid corner.

Seats were nice but centre console was packed with too many buttons.

Externally it does look good though. Engine did seem tad laggy but then I may be spoilt by how my own car boosts up and takes off towards the redline.

Std Corsa VXR felt slow by comparison - shocking when u think that little thing has close to 200bhp! Guess that's what happens when you've gotten used to having 300+ bhp.
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VXR Power Event at Rockingham

Postby Chungster » Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:34 pm

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