Whichever way you cut it 886bhp is a lot of power. That’s more than the current grid of F1 cars, more than most of the V8 F1 cars that preceded them and roughly the same as the race power used by the alarmingly fast turbocharged ‘80s F1 machines. It’s more than any of the mighty Group B cars could call upon in their WRC prime, more than any rally machine has ever had in fact. 886Bhp is way more than the paltry 627bhp offered by the world-beating McLaren F1, more than the F40 and more than any of the German ‘uber saloons’ that’ve taken to stalking the outer lanes of motorways across the world. 886bhp is a huge amount of power in a big, hulking great car that’s been designed to house it, enough to blur scenery and catch traffic at an alarming rate. Put that amount of pure, unadulterated kinetic shove in something like the Corsa A and things will go one of two ways; you’ll either end up in the mother of all accidents, or you’ll set a string of class records and be able to stake a claim to being an all round Vauxhall hero.
And that’s precisely what Eljan Timmler from The Netherlands has done with his Corsa A, and the resulting