Hotter than once the GSi
The most extreme Opel Astra ever to be built in a small series - if there are enough enthusiasts.
At the Geneva Motor Show ( 6 to 16 March), shows Opel previously most extreme version of its compact Astra: The two-liter turbo engine in the Astra OPC Extreme develops a power output of more than 300 horsepower, various components are made of carbon and instead of rear seats integrated in the rear a safety bar for added rigidity. In accordance with the positive audience reaction Opel is planning a limited small series of street-legal compact sports car.
The all-aluminum engine (!) Is the most powerful four-cylinder Opel far. The Astra OPC Extreme it is combined with six-speed manual gearbox and limited slip differential. A six-piston Brembo brake system delayed the advance, if necessary, the suspension can be adjusted according to Opel like a real touring car.
The expensive material carbon ensures that the extreme Rüsselsheim which weighs 100 kg less than a conventional Astra OPC. Rear wing, diffuser, front spoiler, hood, strut bar, wheels, roof section - all part of the lightweight carbon fiber composite. For example, the roof weighs only 2.6 instead of 9.3 kilos than steel roof, which also lowers the center of gravity. Pilot and front passenger are Recaro bucket seats with six-point seatbelts.
The three-door comes in the style of the Ford Focus RS, therefore, the Cologne had by 2010 in the program. Only the Rüsselsheim is based on the racing version of the Astra OPC Cup and should still be around trackside USEFULLY than the competition to which you also can count the Golf R with 300 hp accordingly.
We sincerely hope to production release!