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1984 Vauxhall Astra GTE/16v Mk2 Specs

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Price (when new): 10924

Build Start: 1984

Last on sale: 1991

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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.

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Specifications

General
1984
1991
Astra Mk1
Dimensions
1007kg
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Body Details
Hatchback
Performance
6.9s
135mph
144lb/ft
150bhp
1
Prices
€10924
€345
€690
€2070
€4025

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