We recently had the Courtenay Sport backked DCE Motorsport run Time Attack Astra VXR back for set-up check, after a spot of bad luck at the previous round at Donington Park. Some gravel ingress into the cambelt area caused severe damage to the engine, resulting in a last minute engine swap for the car, to […]
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Further Development of this car has seen us change the turbo to a Garret GTx3076R along with a custom made 100mm diameter inlet pipe. Target BHP was something on the right side of 500 BHP. With 99 octane UK pump fuel we saw 525 BHP but this was on the limit of our UK fuel […]
A new range of Carbon Fibre components are soon to be available from Courtenay Sport. We have recently carried out trial fitting and evaluation and will will release the items very soon. We will have available for Astra VXR the ‘V’ for the front grille, the Front Lower Splitter, the Rear Diffuser and covers for […]
Courtenay Sport are pleased to announce that the new Astra J VXR exhaust development is under way as we type. Following the success of the Piper 3” Astra H VXR system we have once again teamed up with Piper exhausts for this development. The system will be a full 3” with single or twin silencer […]
Courtenay Sport mapped Garrett Conversion. The brief was to achieve 500bhp from the mapping and the customer had prepared the car with a Garrett GTx3076 turbo, tubular manifold, 76mm exhaust, 90mm air flow meter, 680cc injectors, High Flow Inlet Inlet Manifold, Courtenay Klasen cams, Forge Race Intercooler, Mocal Oil Cooler, Sachs Uprated Clutch and Uprated […]
“Saturday 24th March, Oulton Park. Images © Mark Watts 2012 “ From Oulton Park 2012 Production Touring Cars. Posted by Mark Watts on 3/25/2012 (48 items) Generated by Facebook Photo Fetcher 2
After the relative quiet of the closed season, and by quiet we mean preparing two new race cars and carrying out a pre-season overhaul of the other two!, the 2012 Production Touring Car Trophy starts next weekend and Courtenay Sport Racing will be running four cars this season, so there will be plenty going on! […]
Last month’s Total Vauxhall saw a fantastic 8 page feature on Wayne’s 479bhp Courtenay modified Astra VXR. The spec and cover are a few posts down on our blog. For those of you who missed it, here is the article in full. For those who didn’t relive it again!! Just click on the image below […]
Another question we are constantly being asked is about remapping and correct set up and why this is better than a hand held unit. Many people like the convenience of installing a map from a hand held unit (and are often ‘sold’ the same results as bespoke mapping, which invariably is not the case), but […]
The latest issue of Total Vauxhall (March 2012 Issue 133) features Wayne Townsend’s 479bhp Courtenay Sport build Astra VXR, covering a total of 8 pages. The car has been bespoke mapped and set up on the rolling road to the spec of the car and the spec on this car is huge; V Band Cast […]
On more than one occasion we have extolled the virtues of a good, free flowing 76mm sports exhaust system for Astra VXR to get the best performance results out of remapping correctly. Well here is another classic example…….. The car in question is an Astra VXR 2.0 Turbo which was fitted with a Stage 1.5 […]
Courtenay Sport Garrett Conversion. The brief was to achieve 420bhp with Garrett GT3071 turbo, tubular manifold, 76mm exhaust, 80mm air flow meter, 630cc injectors and Courtenay Sport Full Height Intercooler. The 80mm Astra VXR is maxxed out at around 420bhp so the achieved figure was the best achievable using the given components.
Our Stage 4 Conversion for Astra & Zafira VXR (Z20LEH) builds on the Stage 3 hardware components that are: . Full Exhaust System, preferably 3” (76mm) throughout . Large Intercooler To this we add the following: . K06 Hybrid Turbo . Klasen High Flow Inlet Manifold . Stage 4 Software With our Stage 4 we […]
Astra VXR with V Band Cast Manifold, External Wastegate, Garrett GT3076 Turbo, Courtenay Sport Full Height VXR Intercooler, Courtenay Sport High FLow Inlet Manifold, Full 76mm Exhaust System, 90mm Air Flow Meter, Steel Road, Factory ECU (Bosch 7.6.3 management) bespoke mapped by Courtenay Sport
For this conversion using our new V Band Cast Manifold the brief from our customer was as close to 500bhp as possible but with usable power. We opted for a Garrett GT3076 turbocharger. The car also has our full height VXR intercooler, steel rods, Courtenay Sport High Flow Inlet Manifold and 76mm full exhaust system. […]
VAUXHALL’S ALL-NEW 155MPH ASTRA VXR REVEALED First pics released of most powerful production Astra ever built Trailblazing 280PS and 400Nm outputs trounce those of key rivals Bespoke chassis with limited slip diff and Brembo brakes On sale in 2012 Luton – Hot on the heels of the recently launched GTC, these are the first official […]
Courtenay Sport’s 2010 and 2011 Championship Winning Astra VXR of Adrian Churchill in the Qualifying Session of the Production Touring Cars at Donington Park 2011.
Vauxhall announces production version of stunning GTC Paris concept These first images of the GTC may show it in a virtual landscape, but as it races down an imaginary road, real test cars are now running final validation drives – that’s right, the Astra GTC is officially a production reality.
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 […]
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 […]