The car, which uses a 442 hp 6.2 liter V8 engine, will be a part of the Festival’s First Glance/Supercar group. When the car comes to Britain, it will be marketed as a Vauxhall VXR8 (facelift of the current generation) and will use a 431 hp 6.2 liter V8. The rear-wheel drive saloon will hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
The beefed-up sedan will be joined by its oldest Vauxhall predecessor, the 3.0 liter Prince Henry, one of Britain first proper sports cars, which will be put through its paces on the famous Goodwood hillclimb.
Also making its show debut in the UK will be the first prototype of the Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) that will complete a two week promotional tour of the UK at the event.
“But Vauxhall’s presence at Goodwood this year also illustrates the company’s obsession with future innovation. No car typifies this more than the Ampera, which with its constant electric drive, 350-mile range, family-friendly practicality and 175mpg potential marks it as one of this decade’s most revolutionary cars. As well as seeing the car drive up the hill, visitors can get an even better insight into its technology, thanks to a display car and chassis housed in the FoS-TECH Pavillion,” stated the press release.