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Vauxhall Astra GTE/16v Mk2 (1984-1991) specifications

The Vauxhall Astra GTE was a seriously quick machine, with some genuine competition pedigree 


During the hot-hatch wars of the 1980s, the Astra GTE was usually a pace-setter. The original 115bhp car boasted a top speed of 126mph, but this was soon upped when the 130bhp 2-litre arrived in 1987. But less than two years later, the ultimate Astra arrived – the 150bhp GTE 16V, which used its red-top twin-cam to power way beyond 130mph. The rivals could only sit and watch. But straightline speed wasn’t everything – the 16V’s road manners lacked breeding, and a combination of torquesteer and poor traction meant it was often difficult to make the most of its power.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £9,499
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,500
  • Price (good):
    £1,800
  • Price (average):
    £600
  • Price (project):
    £300

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.9secs
  • Top speed:
    135.0mph
  • Power:
    150.0bhp
  • Torque:
    144.0lb/ft

Engine

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

Chassis

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

Dimensions

  • Weight:
    1007kgs

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