Vauxhall VXR8 Exhaust 2008 665x297

Last week I declared that muscle cars might be facing an early death. Having something as iconic as a Ford Mustang fitted with a four-cylinder engine, no matter how many turbochargers are bolted on, simply won’t do.

Vauxhall VXR Maloo 2012 665x297

Any regular reader will know that I’m a big fan of American cars. Not necessarily the run of the mill motors like the Toyota Camry or Chevrolet Cruze, but the traditional muscle cars with unnecessarily large V8 engines that don’t actually produce that much power.

We don’t hide from the fact that we love Detroit muscle, so much so that there’s a Corvette on the fleet. Which is why we’re so excited that one of the greatest muscle cars around, both current and historically, is finally coming to the UK.