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Opel Astra Conversion
Broadcast dates : 29th August 2004
2nd September 2004
The Opel Astra Turbo Coupe has been built with a totally different theme in mind.
Here the accent is much more on show, as Justin wanted the car to showcase the visual side of his company’s business.
The engine has been left largely standard, with just some induction and computer-re-mapping liberating more power.
In stock form the Astra Turbo Coupe is already a very quick motorcar, and this one is just a little quicker.
The car has been given a full array of body accessories including imported front and rear light clusters with intriguing blue-lens indicators.
There’s a rather over-the-top boot wing and very modern alloy wheels to go with the mean, dark look of this overt legal street racer.
Inside many of the standard parts have been used but given a special look, using the Big Boss coating process.
Thus items like the doors handles now have an aluminum look rather than the previous black plastic finish.
This theme has been carried through in various places around the cabin
The engine compartment features the standard Opel turbo set up apart from a freeflow carbon-fiber air-filter system.
But the engine bay has also been dressed up with lots of carbon and alloy-look pieces, Big Boss using a special coating process to achieve the desired look.
As a seasoned competitor in both legal drag racing and oval racing, Justin knows how to handle this sort of power, as does our man Clint.
The place to let all that power out the doghouse is on the drag strip and not on the road.
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