Belgian Cops Catch a Supersonic Opel Astra (Well, Sort Of)

Famine

GTP Editor, GTPEDIA Author
Administrator
72,960
United Kingdom
Rule 12
GTP_Famine
SUPERSONIC and OPEL ASTRA are words that don't go together, ever.
It may amuse you to learn that the Vauxhall Astra holds several UK land speed records.

And no, I'm not making that up.
 

Obelisk

Premium
8,475
United States
United States
RMedia_Obelisk
It may amuse you to learn that the Vauxhall Astra holds several UK land speed records.

And no, I'm not making that up.
Isn't there an Astra that's the fastest road-legal drag car?
 

Famine

GTP Editor, GTPEDIA Author
Administrator
72,960
United Kingdom
Rule 12
GTP_Famine
Isn't there an Astra that's the fastest road-legal drag car?
You might be thinking of Red Victor 3, which is a Victor.

No, the regular Astra - specifically the two-litre diesel - holds a bunch of UK endurance speed records.
 

Epic B

Looking for the light
Premium
5,697
Canada
On the run
NaveekDarkroom
What, did someone feed the computer a video of the Tomahawk X with the Astra's license plate on it?
It's a drivetrain swap. Next up, the owner of this Astra is going to make an Opel Insignia swapped with the laser propulsion system from the Chaparral 2X.
 
1,571
Belgium
Zemst
Fryto1983
"It’s rather funny the police department didn’t catch this mistake."

As a Belgian I'm not surprised at all...
I was actually wondering not so long ago how long it would take before this would happen, since they recently changed to a more automated way of filing these tickets. If the process is: "let the computer do the work", that's what they do, no matter how ridiculous the result is.
 

TenEightyOne

I'm Slow, But I'm Wide!
Premium
20,678
TenEightyOne
TenEightyOne
Isn't "supersonic" c.700mph/600kts? He wasn't quite there, needs to trigger a faulty algorithm earlier in the journey :)