Performance Vauxhall - - ASTRA BERTONE -


1998cc Z20LET DOHC 16-valve, Piper­cross foam air fil­ter, As­tra H VXR mass air­flow sen­sor, cus­tom in­take and top hat pipework, rear vac­uum box delete, Samco Sport crossover delete pipe, NGK Irid­ium spark plugs, OPC spark plug cover, SM Tun­ing cus­tom map, Wal­bro 255lph fuel pump, As­tra H VXR fuel in­jec­tors, Re­gal Au­tosport K04 hy­brid tur­bocharger with up­rated tur­bine, front-mounted in­ter­cooler, Courtenay Sport heat shield, 2.5-inch turbo-back stain­less steel ex­haust sys­tem, Longlife Ex­hausts cus­tom back­box with down-turned tailpipes, As­tra H VXR ra­di­a­tor, air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tem delete, JS Per­for­mance and SFS green sil­i­cone hoses, Courtenay Sport black sil­i­cone cam cover hose


260bhp, 250lb/ft torque


Front-wheel drive, Ge­trag F23 five-speed man­ual gear­box, LUK C20LET clutch kit, 4H-Tech short shifter


KC Cus­toms air ride sys­tem with cus­tomised Air Lift Per­for­mance Mk3 Volk­swa­gen Golf front struts, BMW E46 M3 dou­ble bel­low rear air bags, Air Lift Per­for­mance 3P dig­i­tal air ride man­age­ment sys­tem, Air Lift Per­for­mance uni­ver­sal air bags for in­de­pen­dent height ad­just­ment, cus­tom mis­aligned rear axle with 4mm nar­rowed rear hubs and Polyflex polyurethane bushes, mod­i­fied rear chas­sis


As­tra G GSi front calipers with 308mm Black Di­a­mond drilled and grooved discs, Black Di­a­mond per­for­mance pads, fac­tory rear calipers, Goodridge braided hoses


10.5x18-inch (front) and 11.5x18-inch (rear) Dampfham­mer Fleis­chwolf three-piece split rims with satin black faces and gloss black lips, ET35 (front) and ET30 (rear) off­set, Candy Green rim nuts, 326 Power Candy Green an­odised studs with spiked tops, Nankang NS2 235/35/18 (front) and 245/35/18 (rear) tyres


2002 As­tra G Ber­tone Cabri­o­let, full re­spray in OEM Verde Green, Spe­cial­ist Paints Crys­tal Gold pearles­cent top­coat, ABS Mo­tors­port Swedish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship (STCC) Aero body kit cus­tom blended and fit­ted by KC Cus­toms in Portsmouth, mod­i­fied front panel, smoothed num­ber plate re­cess, cus­tom fuel flap re­cess in off­side rear quar­ter, tubbed rear in­ner wheel arches, mod­i­fied rear bumper (cut, widened, flared and grafted onto orig­i­nal bumper), ABW Mo­tors­port Subaru Im­preza Newage duck­tail rear spoiler, smoothed jack­ing points, side mould­ing delete, side re­peater delete, ae­rial delete, num­ber plate light delete, Opel OPC front grille, hon­ey­comb lower front grille, 326 Power sun strip, Audi S3 8P door mir­rors, A-pil­lars painted satin black, DEPO Shark Eye head­lights with 8k HID lamps, smoked tail­lights, 4D Smoke Show rear num­ber plate


Re­trimmed As­tra H VXR front seats and door cars in black leather with grey suede and lime green stitch­ing, As­tra H VXR steer­ing wheel with Pi­ano Black in­serts, vinyl ton­neau cover delete with cus­tom suede fin­ish, The Flock Shop flocked trim (dash­board, door han­dles, A pil­lars, cen­tre con­sole), Air Life Per­for­mance air ride sys­tem con­trol panel in cus­tom cen­tre con­sole, ski hatch delete, green LED in­te­rior light­ing, Jor­dan Yea­man pil­lar-mounted gauge pod with green LED light­ing and Prosport gauges (battery volt­age, boost, wa­ter tem­per­a­ture), Mid Eng­land Retrims cus­tom green seat belts


Ken­wood dou­ble-DIN touch­screen DAB head unit with in­te­grated satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion and Ap­ple CarPlay, Vibe speak­ers and 1500w am­pli­fier, Alpine R eight-inch sub­woofer


Clint Free­man and Karl Sil­vester at KC Cus­toms Portsmouth for the body­work and re­spray, Spe­cial­ist Paints in Sh­effield for sup­ply­ing the awe­some Crys­tal Gold pearles­cent paint, Gyom at Dampfham­mer for the wheels and con­tin­ued sup­port, to my girl­friend, Hay­ley, for shar­ing my pas­sion, and to my sis­ter, Mia, for putting up with my car sit­ting on her drive­way!

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