it’s rumoured there were really 102. Most were identical, but Triple Eight offered a tailored upgrade programme for owners seeking greater performance.
Today, survival rates are low. According to the DVLA’s figures, there are just 53 still registered, with 25 SORN’d. Prices reflect the model’s rarity, which guarantees its place in Vauxhall’s hall of fame. An 888’s value could double that of a normal Coupe Turbo, but it’s a machine that will always see strong demand.
The Z20LET fitted to 888 Astra produced 189 bhp