Tech spec

Performance Vauxhall - - C20LET CORSA B -

drive. In­tro­duc­ing air ride to the pro­ceed­ings en­abled me to di­alin a stan­dard ride height for ev­ery­day use while hav­ing the op­tion of se­ri­ous lows for shows,” he ex­plains. Deter­minedly, he com­mis­sioned leg­endary be­spoke sus­pen­sion man­u­fac­turer, Rayvern Hy­draulics, to fab­ri­cate ad­justable front struts, while a pair of GAZ rear dampers now sit at the back (each shock ab­sorber de­mand­ing a mod­i­fied mount and the re­moval of fac­tory spring cups).

Fire­stone bags, an Ac­cuair air man­age­ment sys­tem, Vi­air com­pres­sors, wa­ter traps and twin air tanks were neatly in­stalled in­side the Corsa, with cus­tom pol­ished alu­minium plumb­ing work­ing its way in and out of the five-door’s suede-lined boot space. The air tanks were fin­ished in a red-to­gold flip paint, a colour that was soon car­ried over to the C20LET’s camshaft and top hat cov­ers. In fact, there has been plenty of un­der-bon­net ac­tiv­ity of late, in­clud­ing the ap­point­ment of a re­built K16 tur­bocharger, a front­mounted in­ter­cooler, a We­ber ad­justable fuel pres­sure reg­u­la­tor and ul­tra­son­i­cally cleaned fuel in­jec­tors man­aged by MTech Phase 2 chips and fed by a Wal­bro high-flow fuel pump. The end re­sult is a power fig­ure es­ti­mated to be in the re­gion of 250bhp. Not bad for a mo­tor that left the fac­tory with well un­der a third of that many horses!

A full re­spray, an ex­tended bon­net, Zen­der side skirts, cus­tom side stripes, a roof wrap and the smooth­ing of tex­tured plas­tics fol­lowed, as did re-trimmed sports seats and a match­ing twin-tone par­cel shelf. Air ride con­trol switches, Prosport gauges and a Grip Royal three-spoke colour­matched steer­ing wheel join the plush leathers that have re­placed the Cal­i­bra up­hol­stery in­side the car’s cabin – some­where that Daniel is spend­ing an ever in­creas­ing amount of his free time. “I love trav­el­ling all over the coun­try for club meets, hook­ing up with like­minded Vaux­hall own­ers who share my pas­sion for mod­i­fied Griffins,” he says. That’s great to hear, and prompts us to ask one simple ques­tion – how low can you go?! per­for­mance VAUX­HALL

Leather. Lots of leather. 1998cc C20LET DOHC 16-valve, stripped and re­build block, new bear­ings, new pis­ton rings, ARP fas­ten­ers through­out, Coscast cylin­der head, C20XE in­let camshaft, ad­justable vernier pul­leys, painted cam cover, carbon-fi­bre top hat and spark plug cov­ers, Mo­cal 13-row oil cooler, Wal­bro 255 fuel pump, We­ber fuel pres­sure reg­u­la­tor, 3.5bar fuel pres­sure, ul­tra­son­i­cally cleaned fuel in­jec­tors, MTech Phase2 chips in C20LET Motronic ECU, up­rated ig­ni­tion leads, Ford RS Turbo spark plugs, Piper­cross in­duc­tion kit, re­built K16 tur­bocharger, Courte­nay Sport ac­tu­a­tor, front-mounted in­ter­cooler, Bai­ley dump valve, stain­less boost pipes, cus­tom 2.5inch stain­less steel ex­haust sys­tem, 200-cell cat­alytic con­ver­tor, cool run­ning ther­mo­stat, al­loy ra­di­a­tor with twin 10-inch slim­line fans, Bai­ley pol­ished header tank, Roose Mo­tor­sport sil­i­cone hoses

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