Vauxhall unleashes Astra VXR Arctic

  • 500 special edition 'old shape' hot Astras up for grabs
  • £1965 worth of kit over standard VXR
  • Prices start from £23,595, on sale now

The Astra VXR Arctic special edition will be the last hurrah for the previous model and will be limited to 500 examples. In white, the car has a contrasting black roof, mirror covers, front v-grille and tailgate trim. 

There's £1,965 worth of equipment over the standard VXR. This includes heated leather Recaro front seats, tinted glass and black 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.

A notable optional extra is the panoramic windscreen and it is available for an extra cost of £920. This is the first time the panoramic screen has been offered on a VXR model.

Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre engine producing 240bhp. It has a top speed of 152mph and can get from 0 to 60mph in 6.2 seconds. The VXR Arctic starts from £23,595 - £720 more than the standard Astra VXR - and is on sale now.