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Welcome to the tuning world, EDS! Unheralded, small-time, and maybe even a little known to a lot of us, the German tuning firm recently caught our attention for the work they did on turning an otherwise mundane Opel Astra into some piece of work.

Combining a powerful performance upgrade with a few aerodynamic touches, EDS’ tuned-up Opel Astra Turbo has become the personification of a lion trapped in a deer’s body.

Make no mistake, the Astra’s stock 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 180 horsepower is no slouch by every definition of the word. But when you add a comprehensive engine tune-up that includes a new Garret GT28 turbo-charger, a new sports exhaust system, a new manifold, and an ECU optimization, then you get a car that bumps up its overall output to an incredible 360 horsepower and 354 lb/ft of torque.

Not to be outdone by the attention being given to the modified engine under its bonnet, EDS also gave the Astra a number of aerodynamic upgrades, including new black grilles on the front, side sill, a new rear apron with a diffuser and quad tail pipes, and a set of 20” wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero - 235/35ZR20 in the front and 275/30ZR20 at the back – high-performance tires.

All told, the changes done by EDS on the Astra Turbo aren’t something that should be taken lightly, lest you happen to see one on your mirror and it proceeds to leave your car eating its dust.

For an upstart tuning firm from Germany, EDS certainly did their homework on the Astra Turbo, and the result certainly speaks for itself.

  • 2011 Opel Astra J Turbo by EDS Fahrzeugtechnik
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  • Engine:
    1.6-liter turbocharged engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    360 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    354 lb/ft of torque
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  (441) posted on 12.6.2011

It really looks so attractive on its very neat and decent appearance, and I also noticed that even its wheels is absolutely looks awesome and cool on this. However, I’m still not satisfied with its engine.

  (613) posted on 10.26.2011

I think the engine that this one had been quite good enough for it, for the fact that it is on a turbo version. Anyway, I must say that I’m so fond of its aesthetic design and decent appearance.

  (448) posted on 10.10.2011

I’m impressed on how they perfectly managed to combine the sporty and decent appearance of this Astra J Turbo, even the wheels give so much on this sports car. Well, the engine of this one is quite impressive either.

  (410) posted on 09.28.2011

Perfectly white sports car. Every detail really given an emphasis and very customized car. Overall performance very impressive.

  (1211) posted on 05.26.2011

Wow, that’s definitely one heck of a take on the Astra. I really love those wheels that they have chosen. And I really like the fact that they gave this one a much needed engine boos.

  (433) posted on 05.3.2011

Not to mention, this German Opel Astra J Turbo recently caught your attention, Aside from its aerodynamics touches like a lion trapped in a deers body. With a turbocharge engine that i can say an incredible one.

  (676) posted on 04.20.2011

Well, definitely I agree. I’d really like this concept is totally amazing combining a powerful performance upgrade.

  (473) posted on 04.6.2011

Wow! Now that’s impressive, J Turbo really boost the power of the car once tune-up to the engine, the power would be three times higher!

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