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    Rally astra any gen?

    Was looking through my trusty edition of "Motorsports Encylopedia" ! when i came across this picture:



    Anyone have any info on this, looks pretty interesting!

    (im sure geoff will have something!!)
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    only thing I know about it is they do a scalextric car of it, no help I know, but random information
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    Astra F2 Kit Car

    Engine X20 XER

    No. cylinder - 4 in line
    CC - 1998
    Bore / Stroke (mm) - 86 / 86
    Comp. Ratio - 13,1:1
    Max.Power (bhp) - 280 @ 8250rpm
    Max.Torque (kg/m) - 26.3 @ 6500rpm

    Date 1st Homologation - 1.7.1998
    1st Major Rally - Rally of Wales 1998

    The road going homologation special of this baby was only aviailable in europe, and is known as the opc1,

    the engine was prepared by SBD - http://www.sbdev.co.uk/Astra_Kit_Car/Astra_Kit_Car.htm

    and it looks fantastic


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    and some in car action for you

    http://www.kitcarsweb.com/cars/2000/...it/onboard.wmv



    That sort of kills any arguements that insist that the X20 VEX isn't tunable IMO

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!

    Is it rear wheel drive or 4wd?

    Cheers geoff i knew youd come up trumps!!

    Is it just me or was there no engine noise in that clip except under breaking? something to do with the mocrophone perhaps!

    where any of these actually road legal, and can you buy them now?

    im goin on a hunt for more pictures!!!
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    search and ye will find!!!





    Astra VXR in Star Silver - Officially the 2nd Rarest Colour

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    Very nice

    I like the water being forced out of the grille in the last shot - wonder if he had electrical problems?!?
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    Awesome pic of the front endo, wonder if you can buy the flared wings and all, that would look cool on my coup.

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    hmmm. now i'm thinking... a wide arch rally derived estate?!

    time to chat to the bank and to get hunting!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark-12 View Post
    Is it rear wheel drive or 4wd?
    2WD

    Quote Originally Posted by mark-12 View Post
    Is it just me or was there no engine noise in that clip except under breaking? something to do with the microphone perhaps!
    I think they'd be using a direct feed of the intercom to record the sound, hence the quietness of the engine

    But here's a vid of the noise a well tuned X20VEV makes


    Click here if you cannot see the above video...

    ...and in the spirit of the F2 kitcar regs all the parts should have been available from the dealers - it was done this way to make it easier (and cheaper) for everyone to compete at the same level, so that works teams didn't dominate like in the WRC.

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