Tag: Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall Astra VXR EXTREME To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor Show

At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Vauxhall will present its most powerful front wheel drive car ever. Dubbed Vauxhall Astra VXR EXTREME, the car has been derived from Astra Cup race car that competed in the Nürburgring Endurance Championship last year. Taking the Astra Cup race car as the base, Vauxhall has developed the EXTREME model which is even lighter and more powerful. Vauxhall used a good number of carbon fiber components, and the result is the VXR EXTREME which is 100 kg lighter than the Astra Cup race car.

This car is a complete track ready machine and Vauxhall plans to go ahead with the production of the car provided it is well received by visitors at the 84th International Motor Show. Powering the track-oriented VXR EXTREME is a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine featuring direct injection and variable camshaft phasing. This little engine produces a mind boggling 300 PS



Opel Astra GTC With 1.6L 200 HP Engine Starts From 25,250 Euros

If you have been reading our blog on a regular basis, you would remember the Astra GTC by Vauxhall which is  now available with a more powerful engine. Being the sister company of Vauxhall, Opel has also launched the Opel Astra GTC, which is essentially the same car, with a more powerful engine. Powering the Opel Astra GTC is a new generation 1.6 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo engine which produces a max of 200 horsepower. With a more powerful engine and a small body structure, the Astra GTC can accelerate to 100 km/h from a standstill in 7.9 seconds and also achieves the 80 to 120 km/h sprint in fifth gear in the same time.

The engine is one of the benchmark setters in its class as it produces 125 hp per liter which is impressive. Also there is an overboost feature available that catapults the car’s peak torque output



Vauxhall Astra GTC Available With 1.6L 200PS Engine For £20,995

Vauxhall is known for its VXR range for their sheer power packed performance but for the first time Vauxhall will offer such a performance on a non VXR model. The new Astra GTC is now being offered with a powerful new 1.6 liter direct injection petrol engine that delivers performance and a reasonable price. This all new four cylinder unit was first seen in the Cascada convertible and packs 200PS of max output and 300 Nm of peak torque. With that amount of power at the wheels, the Astra GTC can achieve a top speed of 143 mph and a 0 to 62 mph sprint time of 7.3 seconds, making it the fastest and one of the most powerful non VXR models.

Compared to the previous 1.6 liter turbo model, the new engine delivers nearly 30 percent more power and torque yet the overall fuel consumption of 51 mpg and