According to CAR magazine, the Astra VXR is due in the summer with 240hp and 230lb ft of torque. It should crack 0-60 in 6 seconds and max out at 150mph. Price is likely to be UKP19,000 and will include 19" rims, big brakes and Lotus-tuned suspension. Sounds like the Mk V GTI is going to have some serious competition. Oh, BTW, before anyone slags it off because it has the Vaux badge as opposed to the Volks one, take a look at it. The styling isn't everyone's cup of tea but I reckon we'll be seeing quite a bit of it later in the year.