477BHP and rising, this Vauxhall Astra VXR owned by Tom Hawkins is a beast and has a fantastic wide stance. This is the first feature I have photographed for Performance Vauxhall magazine and was a great one to start with.

We photographed the shoot down near Herne Bay in Kent, we wanted to find an industrial type location and Tom suggested a place where regularly groups of modified enthusiasts meet. Despite it just being us there we were moved on so found a second location on an industrial estate a bit further down the road. For the full feature please pick up a copy of Performance Vauxhall in store, but for now enjoy the selection of images below: