We have known about the new Vauxhall Astra VXR for some time now, and many people have been eagerly awaiting it. However the more observant of you will have noticed that they are appearing in showrooms across the UK and orders can be placed.
I noticed one the other day. Gleaming in white, it stood out from every other car in the showroom and I was instantly drawn to it. Personally I am a fan of the Arden Blue Metallic paint job, but the white and red are by no means eyesores.
Underneath the bonnet there is a 2.0-litre 280PS powerplant, and this car is certainly no slouch. It has arrived just in time, with the Ford Focus ST just around the corner, and it will be interesting to see how it performs in the real world.
I hope I have an opportunity to test this car at some point, as I am very excited to get behind the wheel. Watch this space as I will certainly want to shout about it should I get my hands on one...