GM’s European Vauxhall unit have revealed the first details on their new Vauxhall Astra VXR, a high performance version of their recently unveiled 3-door Astra GTC.

Under the hood you’ll find a powerful 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder direct injection engine producing 280 horsepower and 400Nm of torque, sent to the front wheels through a mechanical LSD differential. The car comes with a manual transmission, as you can see in the photo gallery below.

Vauxhall has also equipped the hot hatch with a customised version of the FlexRide system, which now features not only a Sport button, but a VXR button, offering drivers the choice of two, more focused stages of damper, throttle and steering control.