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Revised Astra VXR Intercooler

We have recently revised our Astra and Zafria VXR intercooler pipework, after requests from customers, to improve upon an already excellent design. From its existing design, the complete kit has been tested and proven to in excess of 420bhp (the intercooler core is good for 600bhp) with the intercooler utilising 60mm pipework from the turbo (the moment we can step it up from the OE 50mm turbo outlet we do) to the intercooler 60mm inlet. The intercooler outlet was 50mm, and stepped up to 60mm by the start of the OE map sensor pipe which we made use of in our original kit.
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Production Touring Cars Silverstone – Gallery


“Production Touring Car Trophy – Silverstone 26th March 2011″

From Production Touring Car Trophy Silverstone 2011, posted by Mark Courtenay Sport Watts on 3/27/2011 (Showing 16 of 27 items)

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Production Touring Car Trophy – Silverstone

Saturday 26th March marked the start of the new Production Touring Car Trophy (PTCT) with the opening rounds at Silverstone Circuit, using the new full GP circuit.

After some positive pre-season testing the field was assembled for qualification, with Adrian’s car now wearing Number 1. New 2011 rules have allowed for changed to be made to suspension bushes (if required) along with the introduction of slick tyres to improve grip still further over the previous Direzza tyres.

With qualification under way, the full GP circuit is a long long lap, however the top 6 cars all put their fastest qualifying times in on lap 3; the pole time was 2:24.290 set by car number 1 some 2.66 seconds ahead of Carnaby’s Astra VXR, Cook’s Megane was 3rd, Bensley’s Astra VXR 4th and Gary Duckman’s Seat completed the top 5.

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Astra VXR Leather Seats Now Sold

We have a low mileage set of Recaro Leather Seats for sale from an Astra VXR. They are heated and include the side airbags and are in excellent condition and very clean. Both the front seats and the rear seats are available as a complete set.

Good condition leather seats have been known to sell for up to £1000 for a complete set, but we are loooking for sensible offers around £This interior has now been sold.

VXR Front Seat

VXR Front Seats

VXR Front Seats

VXR Front Seats

VXR Front Seats

VXR Front Seats

VXR Rear Seats

VXR Rear Seats

VXR Rear Seats

VXR Rear Seats

Courtenay Sport Feature in April Total Vauxhall Mag

We have a big 6 page feature in the latest issue (April 2011) of Total Vauxhall showing off our special editon Astra Sprint (based on the ever popular Astra VXR), owned by Dave Addis, and Jon’s, (our MD), Supercharged VX220 2.2. Both are highly capable road cars but modified to suit the growing track day market.

Grab a copy of  Total Vauxhall Issue 121 to read the full article.

The benefits of a full 3″ (76mm) exhaust system……

over just a 3″ (76mm) cat back exhaust system.

Had an Astra VXR in today, for an additional exhaust upgrade.

The car had previously been to us, not many weeks ago, for an ecu remap and rolling set up, having already had our 3″ (76mm) Cat back exhaust system fitted but running a standard pre-cat and main cat set up.

Our customer asked how to get further improvements out of his car and we suggested the addition of our 3″ (76mm) exhaust front section (straight through downpipe and cat), which removes the pre cat completely and utilises a motorsport main catalyst (all still UK MOT emissions friendly), making a full system.

Once the front exhaust section was fitted and the map altered on the rolling road, the differences are clear………..

Astra VXR Before and After Graph

Astra VXR Before and After Graph

Bear in mind, this car already had our 76mm cat back system fitted, so we were only adding the first half of the exhaust system, but the graph shows how restrictive the standard pre-cat and main cat are.

Gains across the rev range are: torque 20-30 lb ft, power 10-20 bhp and at 6,300 rpm a massive 30 bhp gain.

What’s more it completely transforms the car on the road.

New Zafira Concept Makes World Premiere at Geneva Show

  • Innovative, New Flex7 seating concept creates airy and inviting atmosphere
  • Rakish exterior design reminiscent of a high-speed train
  • High-tech elements create visual drama and ensure highest levels of comfort

Geneva/Luton –These are the first official pictures of Vauxhall’s Zafira Tourer Concept, which makes its world debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show and gives the strongest hint yet at what a production-ready version may look like.

New Zafira Concept

New Zafira Concept

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