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Vauxhall Astra Coupe
Vauxhall Dominant in 2001, victorious again in 2002, up to six Vauxhall Astra Coupes could once again be out on the track in 2003. The car to beat in the new-era British Touring Car Championship.
VX Racing Astra Coupe

ECOTEC 2.0-litre 16-valve
Sodemo. 4 cylinder in-line.
16 valves, dual overhead camshafts.
Restricted air-intake (TOCA component).
Capacity: 2000cc.

Maximum power: Approx. 275bhp @ 8500 rpm.
Maximum torque: Approx. 280 Nm at 7000 rpm.

Data logging: Pi Technology (TOCA component).
Exhaust system: Triple Eight.
Water cooling: Front mounted water-to-air.
Oil cooling: Oil-to-air.
Lubrication: Wet sump (TOCA stipulation).

Driveline: Transverse mounted 6-speed transmission;
straight cut, non-synchromesh, sequential actuation.
Choice of ratios. Mechanically operated differentials.
Front-wheel drive (TOCA component).

Two-door. Steel construction.
Computer-optimised roll-cage for high torsional rigidity.
60 litre fuel tank mounted on rear seat.
Cosmetic rear mounted wing (TOCA component).
Standardised foot pedal arrangement (TOCA component).

Collard Racing Astra Coupe
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Vauxhall Racing
Collard Racing
Gary Ayles Motorsports

Yvan Muller
James Thompson
Paul O'Neill
Rob Collard
Gavin Pyper
Carl Breeze
Paul Wallace

Front: Racing design Mcpherson struts with lightweight lower wishbones and anti-roll bar.
Rear: Lightweight torsion beam.
Coaxial spring/damper units.

Wheels: 17-inch diameter x 9-inch.
BF Goodrich tyres (TOCA component).

Brakes: 343mm diameter ventilated front discs.
280mm diameter solid rear discs. (TOCA component)

Steering: Power assisted, high-ratio rack and pinion.

Length: 4267mm
Width: 1709mm
Height: 1390mm
Wheelbase: 2613mm
Track: 1652mm
Vehicle weight: 1150kg.

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