Mechanically similar to the stock VXR, but more potent because of a free-flowing Remus sports exhaust, Vauxhall's Nurburgring Astra special features an all-white finish, dark tinted windows, carbon fibre-effect mirrors and B-Pillars and distinctive chequered flag body graphics. You've probably noticed those already...
The theme continues inside, with carbon fibre detailing on the door trims and fascia, bespoke leather seats with the 'Ring circuit graphic embossed into the Recaro front seat backrests and an individually numbered plaque showing each car’s build number.
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Power is 240PS, allowing a 0-60mph in 6.2 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph. Price is £21,295.
Full report in due course.