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Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

This is a car built to commemorate Vauxhall's championship victory in the 2001 BTCC. Only 100 were produced, and Vauxhall owns Number 1.

Edit: The engine is actually turbocharged, the first page I found listed it as NA. I corrected the specs.

Engine: Straight 4
Displacement: 1,998 cc
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Power: 192 bhp (143 kw) @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 184 ft·lbs @ 1,950 rpm
Drive: Front wheel drive
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Is that entire interior sourced from the novelty rack in Halfords?
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

ugly spoiler, german interior... + chav interior

whats next??
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

What; you mean VX actually built this and it's not an Essex special
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Damn ugly Opel
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I went with uncool and not seriously as anything N/A kicking out close to 100bhp/litre is impressive in my book and I bet it handles pretty damn well. Pity about the styling in and out :/
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

Fugly I'm sure it's quick and handles ok, but dear god have you seen what it looks like!
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

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Is that entire interior sourced from the novelty rack in Halfords?
No but it inspired it.


It's probably a great car and very rare but by no means cool.
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

Its horrible.

A bland car kitted up in a chavtastic way.

I am suprised Bertone allowed their name to be put to that abortion of a styling effort. (or lack of effort)
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

Where is the Radio Button Below Uncool

Uber UnCool
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I went with uncool and not seriously as anything N/A kicking out close to 100bhp/litre is impressive in my book and I bet it handles pretty damn well. Pity about the styling in and out :/
its a Turbo

i like it anyway and i think its cool.
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its a Turbo
i was just looking at the numbers and thinking they didnt add up for a n/a car as it says it is.
that explains it.

uncool for me, look at it, its mingin. the calibra was better looking than that.
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

I therefore retract my Uncool statement and wish the record to state that I think it is Seriously Uncool if it's not in the 100bhp/litre N/A group with some mental Hondas and the occasional Porsche/Ferrari Nothing special with a turbo.
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

Its a turbo. If an N/A engine is making impressive BHP/litre, its because the torque peaks really late. Here, it is before 2,000 rpm, which means its defo a turbo.
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190bhp is a bit pants for a 2 litre turbo.
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

Weird... The only page I've found that has it specifically says that the engine is Naturally Aspirated...
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I edited the first post, thanks for pointing out the error.
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N/a, t/b, s/c: this thing just can't be cool.
 
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

trust Vauxhall to only get 190bhp out of a 2.0 T engine.

Note that Seat Leon (old model) Cupra R on a 1.8T engine punches out 225bhp
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There are very very few cool Vauxhalls, (lotus carlton)

this isnt one of them.

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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

Hey its got dominoe's in the footwell
5's & 3's anyone?

chavtastic
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

Simply awful
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

Uncool! Looks likes it should be parked outside maccy D's wiv fumpin choons.
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Re: Vauxhall Astra Coupe 888

I've always disliked Astra's, the new ones are okay but the one pictured is....
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