My Thorney Astra VXR-R

Discussion in 'Projects & Progress' started by djjackwilson, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. djjackwilson

    djjackwilson Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Durham, Co. Durham
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS 200 Cup RB and Audi S3 310PS
    Some of you may know I've recently got rid of my beloved RB200 - to a member on here, you know who you are :wink:

    Some of you also know what I've replaced her with, and its something very special, and here is a link to the the day I sold her...

    But now, I finally have some pictures of the beast.

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    Decent MPG for over 300BHP...

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    Rear Toe-in... :001_rolleyes:

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    and Rear Camber - the front is unbelievable...

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  2. djjackwilson

    djjackwilson Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Durham, Co. Durham
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS 200 Cup RB and Audi S3 310PS
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    The badges and stickers are on order from the wonderful John Thorne at Thorney Motorsport. It's stupidly quick, and so planted! Other than making it look like it should, I don't have many plans for this thing, other than maybe a cage for track season.

    Thanks guys,

    Jack
     
  3. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Gold Member

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    Nice fella I push'it one over the blacks last month great car enjoy
     
  4. shotgunsjay

    shotgunsjay

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    was so tempted to get a vxr and tune similar to yours, the hatred for vauxhalls put me off lol (after a zafira caught fire and wrote my r27 off), looks mega though that mate!
     
  5. djjackwilson

    djjackwilson Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Durham, Co. Durham
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS 200 Cup RB and Audi S3 310PS
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    It likes fuel... 7.1MPG under heavy load is a bit, erm... much...

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    Low at the front...

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    The joys of having a black car...

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    but Matt Black wheels - and the green - pwoarrrr!!
     
  6. badbuzz2

    badbuzz2 Paid Member

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    Very nice motor pal
     
  7. Ashton

    Ashton 200T Test Pilot Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Rothley, Leicester
    Car:
    Clio 200T Lux EDC
    Nice power and nice Ltd edition.

    As said before my hatred is still there for vxr when my corsair decided it was gonna be the most problematic car. I've ever owned

    Took some serious abuse for owning a chavvy car

    Never again.

    Hope you have better luck than I did
     
  8. djjackwilson

    djjackwilson Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Durham, Co. Durham
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS 200 Cup RB and Audi S3 310PS
    Should fair a little better. Nice little 2 year warranty from work always helps - they'll fudge anything :-P

    However....

    I'm already looking at other things... RWD and E92 M3's are just so tempting...
     
  9. 930Tech

    930Tech CLIO CUP groupee. Platinum Member

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    My dad had a corsair about 1970, nice car that was.
     
  10. Ashton

    Ashton 200T Test Pilot Platinum Member

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    Car:
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    Lol

    Taking advantage of my tiredness?
     
  11. LukeRS

    LukeRS

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    Car:
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    Nice car, properly rare too.
     
  12. Seventh Seal

    Seventh Seal

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    Doesn't look like a VXR-R, missing alcon calipers, budget tyres on the back, no recaro pole positions. They're nice cars though the Astra VXR's regret selling mine, much better than the 200!
     
  13. Ashton

    Ashton 200T Test Pilot Platinum Member

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    Didn't they have a cage too?
     
  14. Ollie RS

    Ollie RS

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    Very nice mate! The cage, Recaro Pole positions and Dunlop semi slicks were an option on the VXR-R.

    This looks like a VXR-S to me, it's missing the 4 pot Alcons which came standard on the R model...
     
  15. djjackwilson

    djjackwilson Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Durham, Co. Durham
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS 200 Cup RB and Audi S3 310PS
    definitely an R - I can forward anyone the email from Mr John Thorne himself verifying it :thumbup1:

    the AP's weren't standard - but an option.

    Also - the "goodhedge" tyre's weren't my option - previous owner
     
  16. djjackwilson

    djjackwilson Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Durham, Co. Durham
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS 200 Cup RB and Audi S3 310PS
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    plus, Thorney are really protective about who they give there "R" parts too, so they wouldn't of sent me these :smile:
     
  17. Central-torque

    Central-torque

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    Nice my pal got one in Arden blue running stage 2 a lot of car for the money
     
  18. revvin_k

    revvin_k

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    Location:
    Kent
    Car:
    GW 200
    I sold my Arden Astra VXR when I bought my clio, I really miss it :-(
     
  19. Matty_L

    Matty_L Gold Member

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    Location:
    Mansfield, Notts
    Car:
    Racing Blue Clio 200
    Looks nice, very rare being an R-R too.

    I miss my old VXR, it had the AP's and Remus on it, popped and banged like a good 'un!

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    Sorry to thread hijiack but I like to reminisce.
     
  20. ben_r1

    ben_r1

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    Location:
    Essex
    Car:
    Evo
    These things go like stink in a straight line but I hear so many stories of them being a nightmare in the corners? Followed one round brands once and it looked like he was having a real fight with under steer?
     

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