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OPC Nürburgring driven

September 20, 2013

this isn#8217;t just any Opel . This is the N ü rburgring Edition – a tuned version of the regular OPC been developed on the hallowed of the Green Hell. So what’s

Well, for starters it gets a new body kit with an integrated splitter, sportier dual outlets, 18-inch anthracite fat Brembo brakes and a massive wing to go with the N ü rburgring located on each B-pillar, the and the leather bucket seats.

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It certainly looks the part but the to this Corsa are more meets the eye. Under the the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine has tuned to deliver 154kW and of torque – up from 141kW and respectively. And you can certainly feel the poke. It pulls with the you’d expect of an OPC but there’s a key missing from the experience noise.

While the sports exhaust drastically controls back it hasn’t been tailored to the same acoustic pleasure you get an Astra OPC. That it nonetheless accelerates like a bat out of Hell and will cross the barrier from standstill in 6.8 seconds and go on to reach a max of 230kph. delivery is flawless.

While the OPC battles to transfer its power and to the road, the N ü rburgring Edition a mechanical limited-slip differential helps quell any unwanted under heavy acceleration and situations – it’s just shoot, repeat and smile. You only worry about the at which the OPC drinks fuel – if you drive the way it was designed to be driven at

The best part of the car, is the manner in which it connects its driver. Climb inside, yourself in and you’ll function with the car as one organic unit, off each other’s reactions and The steering is sublime, delivering a compilation of feel and feedback allows you to trace accurate through wildly meandering with accuracy.

The suspension has also been quite significantly. New Bilstein and springs have been all round, which not only the ride height by 20mm but improved roll stiffness – look at the space between and arch! Together with the control algorithms that the traction control and ESC, the OPC to the road surface like a

Surprisingly, the stiffer suspension adversely affected the ride and it remains comfortable on most I can only imagine how competent machine is at devouring a race – watch out Fiesta ST…

The Corsa OPC N ü Edition is a superb and electrifying hot hatch. Opel has certainly all of the regular version’s shortcomings and even more fun to the experience in the Priced at R343200, it does at a premium but with 40 of the 65 allocated already sold, this OPC is to go down as not only a collector’s but one of Opel’s most driver-focused ever made. Where do I – Aaron Borrill

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