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    Fastest speed ever attained by an Astramax?

    I had one from 1992-1994 a 1.4 540kg model )75bhp carb petrol engine and got an indicated on speedo 110mph max on a flat road with a light load in the back. Has anyone beat that or modifed one to go faster anyway?
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    A mate had a H reg astramax with a 2.0 16v lump in it.
    Indicated top speed of 140mph.

    It was stolen and crashed eventually.

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    Jeremy Clarkson did a piece about this on one of his early videos. He raced a plumber in a white Astramax Diesel, using a Ferrari I think it was. The Astramax overtook him at 180mph.
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    what spec was the van!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS
    Jeremy Clarkson did a piece about this on one of his early videos. He raced a plumber in a white Astramax Diesel, using a Ferrari I think it was. The Astramax overtook him at 180mph.
    I remember that! It was a Lotus Esprit iirc. Was hilarious. Clarkson looked down at his Speedo and it was showing 180, the camera panned round and a blue Astramax shot past! All a set up, but was quite funny.
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    I remember that is was something do with a search for the fastest vehicle in the UK - and the Astramax won, but only if being driven by a 17yr old plumber.

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    Wow... thought I was only person that remembered that. Was well funny, there must be a video of that floating about somewhere.
    Previous Astras: 1994 Cesaro 1.8 16v | 2002 SXi 1.6 16v | 2001 Coupé 2.0 Turbo | 1999 LS 1.6 16v
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