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5 Jul 2006
Peugeot 206

More accessories for the 206, upgrades for the Vauxhall Astra VXR and Ascar's KZ1 is to become a film star

Peugeot has launched a range of sporting accessories for the 206, including everything the keen modifier could want, from alloy wheels to bonnet-top grilles. There are also five ‘packs’ of parts. All accessories fit the entire 206 range.

NORFOLK-based Vauxhall tuner Courtenay Sport has announced a couple of upgrade packages for the Astra VXR. Stage One raises the power to 260-265bhp, while Stage Two, which includes exhaust mods, takes the total to 290bhp. Visit for specifics and prices.

ASCARI'S courting of the film industry has resulted in a successful liaison – the KZ1 is to feature in a Hollywood remake of The Persuaders. The ’70s TV series starred Roger Moore and Tony Curtis as millionaire crime fighters who, back then, drove an Aston Martin DBS and a Ferrari Dino respectively. No word yet on who’ll fill Moore and Curtis’s shoes, but filming is expected to start in early 2007.

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