Ride the Lightning: Opel Astra OPC

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Ride the Lightning: Opel OPC

The new OPC – the most powerful Astra

The … coupe gets serious power

November 2011

by: Alex Villani

debuted an even hotter of the beautiful Astra GTC by dropping in the two liter turbocharged engine has found itself between the of several domestic compact as well as the new Buick Regal GS. The OPC will pack 280 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque.

Combined HiPerStrut and mechanical limited differential, as well as some neato features such as Opel took to the ‘Ring to tune every aspect of the car to sure that this car is to duke it out with the new generation of compacts. Read up on the rest of svelte coupe below, and for our American readers, now is the time to begging Buick for this

High performance version of GTC: 2.0 liter direct turbo gasoline engine

206 hp, 400 Nm, top speed of 250 km/h

Exclusive performance chassis with slip differential and Brembo-brakes

OPC design emphasizes pure and sporty interior

Rьsselsheim. The new Opel Astra GTC is given a sharper edge: the glory of the new sporty compact will come in summer in the shape of the high performance OPC Performance Center) variant. The OPC is powered by a 2.0 liter direct turbo gasoline engine. The figures: 206 kW/280 hp of power and torque of 400 Nm.

This power ensures that the Astra OPC can a top speed of 250 km/h. Never has an Astra been so fast.

The chassis of the sports car is designed to power, without comprise. In with the finest OPC traditions, the car was put its paces and polished on the Northern (“Nordschleife”) of the Nьrburgring race in Germany under the supervision of the brand ambassador Joachim Winkelhock. It is geared especially lateral dynamics and superb qualities.

The high tech front-wheel HiPerStrut (High Performance of the Astra GTC helps to achieve In addition to the HiPerStrut feature, the OPC enjoys all the benefits of the fully-adaptive chassis control system. The chassis lets the driver the characteristic shock absorber the steering and the gas pedal responsiveness. He can do at the touch of a “Sport” and “OPC”

However, the OPC model goes one step further: it has been with a limited slip on the front axle. This the OPC even more stability and handling, in other words the car has grip when exiting at high speeds – even in wet “We have devised a great that will convince the most experienced sports – not just on the Nьrburgring,” the motorsport Winkelhock. explains. The high brake system made by the manufacturer, Brembo, ensures deceleration stats and maximum even in moments of intense

The exclusive body work of the OPC is an expression of pure passion for and speed. The Astra GTC with its edge has so far been the most expression of Opel’s design but the OPC version flexes its muscles. The OPC is extra sportiness with a set of sculpted front and rear side skirts, an aerodynamic spoiler and two exhaust tail in a trapeze shape.

In the inside, the compact sports car has seats, a flat OPC sports steering wheel and special

OPC: Performance and pure

The Opel Performance Center responsible for the sporty accents in the model line-up since is a decisive element in the brand’s It embodies a high level of and passion for striking design, technology and extraordinary driving The vehicles with “OPC” in the name are positioned as the emotional of the respective model lines.

Current OPC models include the 141 kW/192 hp (154 kW/210 hp as as well as the Insignia OPC, is available as a 4 or 5-door sedan and Tourer. The 2.8 liter V6 turbo engine (239 kW/325 hp) is the powerful Opel production in history. For the “Unlimited” version of the OPC maximum speed goes up to 270 (depending on trim and transmission t).

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