Audi RS4 Avant vs Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer (Holden HSV Clubsport) - performance estate car showdown


The Audi RS4 Avant and Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer are both V8 high-performance estate cars, but their execution couldn’t be more different.

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It’s amazing that two £50,000 sporting V8 estate cars can be as different as the Audi RS4 Avant and Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer in character. The RS4 is turbocharged, four-wheel drive with a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox and impeccable fit and finish. The Holden HSV Clubsport-based Vauxhall VXR8 is big-hearted, rear-wheel drive, manual and has a comparatively old-school interior. Steve Sutcliffe drove them both flat-out to see if German precision could overcome the tyre-smoking brawn of the 6.2-litre VXR8.

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Read Autocar’s Vauxhall VXR8 Tourer review: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/vauxhall/vxr8/first-drives/vauxhall-vxr8-tourer-first-drive-review
Read Autocar’s Audi RS4 Avant review: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/audi/rs4-avant

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