I wouldn't do it.
I have a friend who rides a VP and it's a heap of shit.
We ride hard, and I'm not some kid who just says that, we ride HARD. I'm talking like huge drops and hucks, every day we ride, racing national downhill circuits, bikes do a lot of kms and everything gets thrashed. I've had 4 downhill bikes in the last 3 years. My mate's VP has now been ridden for about 12-18 months. It was nice to start with but the suspension is soggy as all hell, it's noisy and rattly and the bearings give out, rub and grind an it's just not a nice, smooth set up.
If you do get one make sure you fit a rocco or a DHX, don't even think about the 5th element they usually throw at them, it's just not paired well for the bike set up and it's super spongy.
I rode a stinky deelux for just over a year and that rode like new until the day it died, would recommend that over a VP by FAR.
If you're going to spend that much cash why not get a Stab Supreme or something like that if you're shop can get them in?
I'm running a Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 at the moment and it's off the hook. I'd never look back and would buy it again without a doubt.
Check out some online shops coz you might even get something cheaper than your shop can get.
is where I got my frame.
in short, don't get a VP unless you want a soggy, heavy, noisy bike that feels like a BMX that weighs a million pounds and cost you a bundle...