Vauxhall has announced the impending launch of the VXR8, a model which it says will be capable of assuming the mantle of the Monaro.
The VXR8 will be powered by the same six-litre V8 engine as the outgoing Monaro VXR but will reportedly be more efficient following revisions to the engine.
It will be capable of producing 420bhp and reaching 60mph from a standstill in 4.9 seconds.
Introducing the new model, the manufacturer said: "Motoring enthusiasts across Britain mourned the passing of the Monaro. The only Australian-built car to be sold in the UK offered raw and exciting performance thanks to its six-litre V8 and rear-wheel drive setup.
"But the thunder from down under hasn’t stopped yet â€“ in fact it’s only going to get louder. Vauxhall has announced the arrival of a new Aussie muscle car â€“ the VXR8 â€“ and it’s more powerful and exciting than even the legendary Monaro."
While it will offer impressive performance, the VXR8 has also been designed for practicality and comfort, with four doors, a spacious boot, climate control and leather trim.
Driver aids such as the stability system and traction control can be turned off at the flick of a switch and the car also includes 365mm front disc brakes, which enable it to decelerate from 60mph faster than a Lamborghini Murcielago or a BMW Z5.