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Über Corsa Fires Salvo at UK Hot-Hatch Class

  • Max power now up to 205PS*, torque to 280Nm
  • Mechanical LSD for optimum traction
  • Significant upgrades to both chassis and brakes

These are the first official pictures of Vauxhall’s most powerful Corsa ever, the new VXR Nürburgring Edition, which goes on sale in late May and aims to raise the bar in the hot-hatch class for performance and dynamics.

Corsa VXR Nürburgring

Corsa VXR Nürburgring

At the heart of the Nürburgring is a re-worked version of the Corsa VXR’s existing 1.6-litre turbocharged engine which now produces 205PS* at 5,750rpm (up from 192PS) and 250-280Nm of torque (up from 230-266Nm).

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Courtenay Sport to Headline Sponsor Total Vauxhall Live Event

Courtenay Sport Sponsor Total Vauxhall Live

Courtenay Sport Sponsor Total Vauxhall Live

Courtenay Sport are Headline Sponsors of Total Vauxhall Live, the all-Vauxhall track event taking place at Castle Combe Racing Circuit, Wiltshire on Saturday July 30, 2011.

Courtenay Astra VXR Sport Maxx 2010

Courtenay Astra VXR Sport Maxx 2010

Courtenay Sport had a fantastic season last year in the Dunlop Sport Maxx Production Cup, where Adrian Churchill scooped the championship in his Courtenay tuned Astra VXR. 

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Vectra VXR Benefits from Bespoke ECU Remap

We were asked by a customer to diagnose a misfire on his Vectra VXR, which had occurred at around the same time as a set of spark plugs had been replaced.

Initially we checked which plugs were fitted in the front bank (as these are easy to check) and also to check the plug gap, which is critical on mapped cars. At this point all seemed well as the plugs were iridium ones, and they were correctly gapped.

Running the car on the rolling road (with full datalogging facilities) the car did indeed have a misfire running the ecu remap that was installed. As the plugs seemed fine, wondering if software had anything to do with the misfire we mapped back to standard (as the customer had brought his hand held unit with him) and ran the car again. The misfire had gone.

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