2005 Vauxhall Monaro review - a brilliant back-to-basics brute

The VXR's little brother packs a solid 5.7-litre punch and handles well. It's great value, too

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The Monaro VXR 500 claims to be the fastest Vauxhall since the Lotus Carlton. Can it really do 185mph?
26 Apr 2007
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Vauxhall VXR: Maxing a Vauxhall Monaro VXR500

Will the rain ever stop? Will the traffic ever clear? Will it hit 200mph? John Barker goes in search of some answers on the German autobahn
15 Apr 2007
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Vauxhall Monaro VXR500 review - supercharged aussie goes out with a bang

Moral corruption comes in many guises, but none so glorious as this, the supercharged, 493bhp Monaro VXR 500
8 Dec 2006
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Vauxhall Monaro VXR 6.0

Don't buy a Monaro if you want to join a club. Since our long-termer arrived ten months and almost 15,000 miles ago, I haven't seen another on the roa…
6 Mar 2006
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Vauxhall Monaro VXR 6.0

The last evoactive trackday of the year, at Brands in late September, was set to be a super-sliding smokefest. I had cunningly contrived to have a set…
7 Nov 2005
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Vauxhall Monaro VXR 6.0

I've really clicked with the Monaro now, two months in. Sustained exclusive use and a trip to Donington Park for the first evoactive trackday of the s…
11 Jul 2005
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Vauxhall Monaro VXR 6.0

In quieter moments I wonder if it was such a good idea to order the new Monaro VXR in black.
6 Jun 2005
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Vauxhall Monaro

A 400bhp 6-litre V8 and tweaked suspension finally release the Monaro's full potential
11 Apr 2005
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New Look Monaro

2 Mar 2005
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Corvette Engine To Power Monaro

The new Monaro VXR could be the Vauxhall to finally eclipse the iconic Lotus Carlton's top speed when it goes on sale in March. The VXR will have the …
22 Dec 2004
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