Triple Eight provide a raft of different tuning parts for all VXR models, but as you can see from the attached film clip, our tame race driver is showcasing all the modifications available on the taut and rapid Astra VXR. Opt for the Remus exhaust, and not only will you get a taste of what our BTCC drivers hear as they accelerate out of Woodcote bend, but you’ll also get up to 20PS of extra power – and all for just £850 fitted.
Of course, the Astra VXR can take more power, and that’s why Triple Eight can ‘adapt’ your ECU to liberate a further 49PS, bringing with it a performance hit that would keep Mr Giovanardi happy for more than a lap or two.
But power is nothing without control, which is why Triple Eight offer a wheel and tyre package, comprising bespoke 18”, heat-treated wheels with 235/40 x 18 Toyo Proxy tyres for £1380. Complementing this is the VX Racing brake kit, developed with AP Racing, which includes 4-pot front callipers and larger 343mm x 26mm front discs for ultimate stopping power.
Completing this dynamic package is Triple Eight’s Eibach Sport Spring Lowering Kit, which drops the Astra’s ride-height by up to 15mm, ensuring that even the likes of Messrs. Onslow-Cole, Neal and Giovanardi can attack bends with speed and composure.
All VXR Triple Eight parts are available now from your nearest Vauxhall dealer.
Vauxhall tuning parts from the team behind 2008 BTCC winners
Power and performance boost for all VXR models
Chassis mods for optimum handling & roadholding
With 240PS, the Vauxhall Astra VXR is no slouch, but once Triple Eight Engineering – the team responsible for preparing 2008 BTCC Drivers’ Champion, Fabrizio Giovanardi’s Vectra VXR – has worked its magic, this car becomes a different animal altogether.
For further information on Triple Eight and Vauxhall’s VXR models go to: www.tripleeight.co.uk www.vxr.co.uk