Effortless pace, estate's practicality
Over-firm ride, notchy gearchange, high cost of ownership from new
Vauxhall's VXR brand creates a high-performance model at the top of the Vectra range in hatchback and supremely practical estate guises. The fastest Vectra to date with a top speed of 161mph (estate: 158mph) it offers a 0-60mph sprint time of 6.5 seconds (estate: 6.7 seconds). Smooth turbocharged V6 offers effortless performance while the handling is set up to tackle the most demanding roads.
Ride is a little firm - but that's what you'd expect - and gearchanges can't be rushed, but few cars offer the combination of this much performance and space for the money.