The new saloon, based on Australia’s Holden HSV Clubsport R8, is powered by the same 6.0-litre V8 as the outgoing Monaro VXR, but revisions to the engine have made it even more efficient. It now develops 418bhp and 550Nm of torque, giving it a 0-60mph time in 4.9 seconds.
The VXR8 will be the first VXR model to be offered with an automatic gearbox as a £1,400 option.
Satellite navigation and 20-inch wheels are also available as options too.
The VXR8 is priced at £34,995.