Opel Astra VXR 

  • 2005
  • 237 HP 2.0L
  • 152 mph
The Astra VXR is fitted with a spring and damper system developed by Lotus' Gavan Kershaw, the man behind the VX220's chassis.
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Designed and tuned in the UK, Astra VXR has been created with the needs of British buyers firmly in mind.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Opel Astra VXR


Astra VXR
6.2 s
Golf R Golf
9.56 s
GT 86

Top speed

Astra VXR
152 mph
GT 86
140 mph

Top Gear track time

Astra VXR
GT 86

Data points Key details of the Opel Astra VXR


Astra VXR
237 HP
Golf R Golf
170 HP
GT 86
197 HP


Astra VXR
236 ft-lb
GT 86
150 ft-lb
Golf R Golf
177 ft-lb

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Opel Astra VXR

The sports front grille, deep air dam and fog lights leave no doubt that this is a performance flagship, while the theme is continued around the car with extended side sills, a tailgate roof spoiler and a unique rear bumper, housing a centre-exit trapezoidal exhaust.
The front roll bar is now thicker, and the ride height is reduced a further 15mm over the SRi versions.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Opel
Year 2005

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 237 HP @ 5,600 RPM
Maximum torque 236 ft-lb @ 2,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,998 cc
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.8:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,071 lb
Width 43 in
Height 55.9 in
Length 168.9 in

road tests

Top speed 152 mph
0-60mph 6.2 s
Top gear time 1:33.0


Drivetrain FWD w/ESP
Gearing Traditional

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203
Rear wheels 457/? 203
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