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Old 10-31-2007, 09:57 PM
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Saturn Astra Tuner

(from General Motors Press Release)

With its lean, taut bodywork stretched over a long wheelbase and wide track, the all-new Saturn Astra has an undeniably sporty stance. Fortunately, its European-inspired driving dynamics and energetic 1.8L Ecotec engine back up those aggressive good looks with commensurate performance, making the Astra prime material for all-out tuner treatment. Saturn got the ball rolling at SEMA with the Astra Tuner, a concept vehicle that applies some of the latest bolt-on performance and appearance components to show what’s possible with this all-new compact. The Astra Tuner is based on a production XR three-door and features approximately 20 more horsepower and a lowered ride height. Numerous exterior enhancements – including 19-inch wheels –give the car a racier look. It may be the first, but this unique Saturn certainly won’t be the last personalized Astra.

Vehicle highlights:

Astra XR three-door

1.8L Ecotec DOHC four-cylinder with approximately 160 horsepower, via exhaust header, cold-air intake and modified throttle body

Five-speed manual transmission

Lowered ride height

New front and rear fascia extensions

New grille surround finish

Tinted headlamps, taillamps and windows

Rear center-outlet exhaust

Production side moldings deleted

High-performance Recaro seats

Unique interior trim

Unique sill plates and parking brake handle

GM Accessories (production and concept)

OPC 19-inch wheels (concept)

OPC rockers (concept)

OPC rear spoiler

GMA pedals (part number 93183691)

Blaupunkt sound system
Saturn Astra Tuner #1
"Horsepower sells motor cars, but torque wins motor races."
-Carrol Shelby
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:14 PM
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If it does away with the Ion, I'm a fan.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:40 AM
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Looks like a Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch, just without the Vauxhall badge, and a 'V' in front of the XR.
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