John Welch's Astra
This specialist rally cross car had a floor pan that was extensively modified to house a General Motors 2.1 Litre turbocharged group B engine, which was coupled to Xtrac transmission and four wheel drive system.
1980's Vaxhall advert featuring the Astra Xtrac
Late 1980's Astra driven by John Welch
A comprehensive space frame chassis / roll cage was fabricated, picking up suspension mounts and other vital points. The outer body had Kevlar / carbon mix bonnet, doors and tailgate.
John Welch competed with this car in British & European Rallycross Championships in the late 1980's.