From the big city in the Green Hell

Rüsselsheim, February 4, 2015

Recently, the new Opel Corsa is started in the sale, because the Rüsselsheim carmaker already announce the sports version of the small Opel to. At the Geneva Motor Show ( March 5 to 15 2015), the curtain falls for the tested on the Nordschleife Corsa OPC.

sporty outfit

The front has enlarged air inlets in the apron and a more contoured hood along with a narrow scoop. The side skirts have been widened. The rear diffuser with twin-scroll decorated with a Remus exhaust system and a mounted on the trunk lid air tail. The latter is available in two different versions: the cautious serial spoiler or as conspicuous extension to generate more downforce on the rear axle.

Sports feeling inside

Sports feeling in the interior: Future OPC drivers can take on bucket seats by Recaro seat. Is controlled by a flat-bottomed leather steering wheel. An OPC gear knob, sport pedals and designed in OPC - optic instruments are also installed at the factory in Rüsselsheim - road racer. Optional remains the Opel IntelliLink infotainment system.

Turbo petrol engine with 207 hp

Under the hood lies a 207-hp turbocharged petrol engine. The 1.6 - liter engine developed from 1900 to 5800 rpm with maximum torque of 245 Newton meters ?? by an " overboost " function even 280 Newton meters are possible for short periods. Power and performance go through a six-speed manual gearbox to the front wheels. From the state it's in 6.9 seconds to 100 entries is at 230 km / h. The average consumption of this setup is Opel with 7.5 liters to 100 kilometers.

Blend of comfort and sportiness

The Corsa OPC puts a disastrous default brothers by ten millimeters closer to the tarmac. The chassis was developed with Koni. The built-in FSD technology ( Frequency Selective Damping) is intended to make an adjustment of the damping forces on the motion frequency of the vehicle and allow a mixture of comfort and sportiness. ESP and traction control are different modes can be selected that determine the time of surgery, the electronic helpers. Both systems can be deactivated so well throughout.

Optional Performance Package

Contact with the road, the OPC Corsa ago by standard 215er - performance tires, mounted on 17-inch alloy wheels. Behind sit disc brakes, which measure 308 millimeters at the front axle. As an option, order a performance package. It includes a mechanical multi-disc differential lock, a sportier suspension tuning and a Brembo braking system with 330-millimeter discs on the front. What the package or the entire Opel Corsa OPC will cost, is not yet known . (ml)