James' Astra VXR

Name: James

What car/van do you have?

Vauxhall Astra VXR

How long have you owned it?

4 Months

What have you done to it?

Wedged Block Bored out to 87mm Wossner 87mm Forged Pistons ZRP Forged Rods Piper Valve Springs KO4 Hybrid Turbo 3" all the way back to Cobra backbone Pipercross Crossover Delete All Silicone Pipes

What is the BHP (at the flywheel)?


What made you buy this car? I have wanted an Astra VXR ever since I was young and could never insure one until about 6 months ago. Except having this car on the road for less than a day it melted a piston.. nevertheless the engine was taken out and given to someone to be built with new OEM pistons etc. Came back and then lasted only 1600 miles before putting a massive crack down the whole of a cylinder. This is when I decided to build it properly with all the new uprated internals and carried out all the work myself.

Best modification and why?

Vary's between the turbo or the big wing. The turbo makes a complete difference to the car but in my eyes the looks of an astra with a big wing really turns some peoples heads !

What's next? FMIC & Water Meth

Dream car? E63s AMG How long you been with Greenlight?

4 Months

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