Astra VXR Nurburgring Meets Its Maker (video)

The Astra VXR Nurburgring Edition was a limited run of Astra’s hot hatch that claimed the Nurburgring as its spiritual home. Well, now it’s even more limited.

The video below shows that this is one Astra that’s gone home and is staying there. The driver of the doomed Astra runs out of talent on one of the many corners of the ‘Ring, just as the forces of understeer take over and send them into the Armco barrier with some force before rolling to a stop.

Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt, although the Astra was a write-off. God only knows what ADAC charged for the rescue operation and circuit repairs, but this was one extremely expensive lap of the ‘Ring.


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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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