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Vauxhall Astra GTE Mk1 (1983-1984) specifications

Vauxhall Astra GTE Mk1 (1983-1984) specifications Classic and Performance Car

A rare find today, the original Vauxhall Astra GTE was a serious step up for the company's performance offerings


Vauxhall was a late entrant to the hot-hatch market, but when it finally arrived, it headed straight to the head of the pile. The Astra was always a great handling car, but when fitted with wide, low-profile tyres and the excellent 115bhp 1.8-litre ‘Family Two’ engine, it was transformed into a flying machine. The GTE arrived in 1983, and within a few months received a close-ratio gearbox – and a few short months later, it made way for the aerodynamic Mk2 version. Not many survive now, and rust claimed many – unsurprisingly, values are ahead of the newer car.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £6,612
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,000
  • Price (good):
    £2,200
  • Price (average):
    £800
  • Price (project):
    £450

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.7secs
  • Top speed:
    118.0mph
  • Power:
    115.0bhp
  • Torque:
    111.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Weight:
    930kgs

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