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Triple 8 Owners Club
Triple Eight Race Engineering operates in Britain's Motorsport Valley near Silverstone F1 circuit Northampton888 Logo, on rear of the astra

Triple Eight are responsible for the phenomenal success of the Vauxhall BTCC
( British touring car championship ) team.To celebrate their success Triple eight have produced two runs of very special cars.

The first 100 cars were in the form of the Astra Coupe 888. Engineered to translate race-winning experience into phenomenal road car response, the original T8 proved to be one of Vauxhall's fastest ever selling road vehicles.Only available in blue, based on the beautiful Bertone Astra Coupe Turbo with a one off body kit and anthracite OZ wheels, complimented by a bespoke interior courtesy of Sparco, these were and still are very special cars indeed.

In 2006 Triple Eight teamed up with Thurlby Motors, the largest independent Vauxhall retailer in the UK based in Lincolnshire and dreamed up the Astra 888 CDTI. Again a limited no. of 100 cars Based on the then new Sports Hatch 1.9CDTi, it delivers blistering performance thanks to the 200bhp and 330lb/ft torque created by the diesel power plant with its 888 engine remap. Matched with all new 888 suspension and brakes sitting on 18” BTCC inspired rims and sticky Toyo T1Rs. This is one really quick diesel Astra!888 Brake Calliper

This club was established in 2006 for owners and enthusiasts of both Triple Eights limited runs of Astras.

In its short life since its inception T8oc has grown from a few enthusiasts and owners to being one of the largest niche owners clubs in the world. And now as part of the Astra Owners Network even more people can get involved with these truly amazing cars.

T8oc attend as many shows as possible throughout the year with examples of both these astras on display.

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