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Opel Corsa OPC - super mini hatch from GM ** 56K Unfriendly

Postby GsiTurbo » Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:48 pm

News like this make me real mad. I mean, its clear GM can develop awesome cars, with awesome motors. But why, we have this crazy 'embargo' on cars, for lack of another word? In my opinion this looks like one superb pocket racket, size of Chevy Aveo. This would be a nice 'facelift' version of the Aveo, or possibly new Saturn Corsa???

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Opel Builds Most Powerful Corsa Ever
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Type: Turbocharged Inline-4
Displacement cu in (cc): 97 (1598)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 192(141) / n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM: 170(230) / n.a.
Acceleration 0-60 mph s: 7.2
Top Speed mph (km/h): 140 (225)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km): n.a. (7.9)

Opel has shifted into top gear with the new Corsa OPC. The Opel Corsa OPC model is the quintessential expression of the Corsa’s dynamic character, with top-level agility and vehicle control promising pure driving fun. Its 1.6-liter turbo engine with 192 bhp accelerates the compact three-door from zero to 62 mph in 7.2 seconds and enables a top speed of 140 mph. The maximum torque of 170 lb-ft, which can be temporarily increased to over 192 lb-ft via an 'overboost' function, is delivered to the front wheels by the standard six-speed transmission. This level of performance provides the newest member of the sporty OPC family with superb propulsion power in all driving situations. The Corsa OPC requires 7.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers, a moderate figure in this performance class. It makes its world premiere at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show in early March, shortly before its market launch.

The top-of-the-line Corsa OPC’s look also reflects pure sportiness. The roof spoiler, as well as the powerful front and rear aprons with distinctive gill-like air intakes and outlets make the OPC a real eye-catcher. Elements such as the darkly contrasting diffuser with integrated, centrally located triangular tailpipe and specially designed exterior mirrors are just a few examples of how much attention to detail was put into further developing the Corsa’s bold, sporty character.

The Corsa OPC’s chassis has a unique, even sportier character thanks to extensive modifications. Through intensive tuning drives on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, engineers were able to achieve a sophisticated balance of agile handling and pronounced vehicle control. Key modifications include a stronger rear axle profile and adjusted torsion beam rear axle weld-in angle, new spring/dampener tuning, lowering of the chassis by 0.4 inch and a larger stabilizer. The standard ESP system, which can be deactivated, has also been tuned to the car’s sporty character. The new Corsa OPC comes with 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/45 R17 tires ex works, while 18-inch rims and size 225 tires are available as an option. The large 16-inch brake system with blue painted brake calipers ensures powerful deceleration: the Corsa OPC boasts internally ventilated, 308 mm front disk brakes and 264 mm disk brakes at the rear.

Sportiness also dominates the Corsa OPC’s cockpit. In addition to the typical OPC door sills, chrome-ringed instruments with red pointers and blue-ringed air vents (also available in silver), the flat-bottomed leather sports steering wheel is especially eye-catching. Also reminiscent of motor sport vehicles, the steering wheel features a blue (or optionally silver) ring at its crown, while the center console in piano lacquer finish and aluminum pedals underline the sporty, high quality ambience. Particularly striking are the newly developed Recaro sports seats with integrated head restraints. The race-car-like seats protect both the driver and front passenger with integrated side airbags - a world premiere for this type of seat.

“The OPC models embody pure sportiness, infusing the brand with emotion and passion. That is why the OPC version fits brilliantly to the new Corsa, which is positioned as a young car offering plenty of fun,” says Alain Visser, Executive Director, European Opel Marketing.

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Postby daewoomofo » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:41 pm

when do i order???? thats nice!
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Postby GsiTurbo » Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:40 am

The non-OPC version is already available, this one goes on sale beginning of summer.

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Postby AveoSSTurbo » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:11 am

i take it you wont be able to get it anywhere in the us?
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Postby MMamdouh » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:31 am

OMG... that is HAWT! :shock:

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Postby exist3nce » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:24 pm

WOW that looks really nice and I like those specs.......... turbo 1.6 ftw!
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