Unspoiled and always up for fun : The new Opel Corsa OPC is small and snappy. 207 hp transform the small car russet in a real race. Corsa OPC with a sporty look and impressive pulling power. The launch of the Opel Corsa OPC is scheduled for early May 2015.
Design: Spoilt for choice with two versions
In the best OPC traditions, the new Corsa model is presented already at first glance as a true representative of the Opel Sport forge. In addition to the available exclusively for OPC models painting “Opal Blue” The front end design that catches your eye. The face of the Corsa OPC characterize large air intakes, whereas before the strong molded hood scoop is a narrow, which gives the bug even more sportiness. The appropriate connection to the rear creates the dynamic cornering modeled with strong sill.
In the rear view of the Corsa OPC continues its uncompromising sporty design. The attached to the trunk lid tail air is available in two different versions: About the reluctant acting series rear spoiler also a larger version is available that generates more downforce on the rear axle. In the lower part of the tail, the two by a diffuser surrounded Remus tailpipes of the dual exhaust system for a more sporty accents – both visually and acoustically what the robust sound to prove when the foot steps on the accelerator.
Engine: What does the powerhouse
Under the hood, the 1.6-liter turbo petrol engine just waiting to be awakened waiting. The 1.6 Turbo ECOTEC generates a whopping 207 horsepower and has a speed range from 1900 to 5800 rev / min maximum torque of 245 Nm – thanks to an overboost are in need of even 280 Nm. In the previous figure was 192 hp. To transfer the OPC Power to the front wheels a manual six-speed gearbox with short, crisp shift travel becomes operational.
Thus equipped, sprints, the new Opel Corsa OPC in just 6.8 seconds from zero to 100. The intermediate sprint in fifth gear from 80 to 120 km / h in the Small impressive 6.6 seconds. Up to 230 km / h max are possible. Contrast is ideally an average consumption of 7.5 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers, with CO2 emissions of 174 g corresponds / km.
Opel Corsa OPC mixing it up with – a look at the competition
With this power yield of the Opel Corsa OPC mixes high up in the race rolls with: There is the VW Polo GTI (192 hp, 0-100 km / h in 6.7 seconds Vmax 236 km / h), the Ford Fiesta ST (182 hp, 0-100 km / h in 6.9 seconds, Vmax 220 km / h) and the Citroën DS3 Racing (207 hp, 0-100 km / h in 6.5 seconds, Vmax 235 km / h) ,
Significantly more of the available from April 2015 Mini John Cooper Works (231 hp, 0-100 km / h in 6.3 seconds, Vmax 236 km / h) and the only power dwarf equipped with four-wheel drive Audi S1 with 231 PS of 0 has as a three-door in only 5.8 seconds to 100 and ends its propulsion only limited electronically to 250 km / h.
FSD sports suspension: Novelty – always at the correct frequency
To the force control to be able to put on the road, Opel developed in collaboration with specialists from Koni a chassis that works with an innovative cushioning. The FSD technology (Frequency Selective Damping) allows an adjustment of the damping forces on the motion frequency of the vehicle, creating a balance between uncompromising sportiness and a landscaped level of comfort. According to the makers put out the other suspension components.
In comparison with the regular Corsa models of Opel Corsa OPC is 10 millimeters closer to the asphalt. Thanks to an electronic control system of the latest generation can be used for the stability program ESP and traction control (TC) select different modes. In the “Competition Mode” for example, the traction control is inactive, while the ESP the Corsa OPC operates on a slightly longer leash. For completely unbridled driving pleasure in the border area can disable the ESP even completely sporty savvy pilots.
In addition, Opel optimized the tuning of the steering, which now responds more directly and precisely on steering wheel movements and informs the OPC pilots, as it is currently ordered by contact with the road. The latter represent the standard performance tires from Michelin 215/45 R17 format forth. Behind the serial rims in turbine design operates a brake system, measure their discs on the front axle 308 millimeters.
Performance Package: pure racing flair street legal
Who would like to learn more racing atmosphere, will find the performance package: In addition to a mechanical multi-disc differential lock Drexler and 18-inch wheels with performance tires from Michelin an even sportier suspension tuning is included. In addition, Corsa OPC driver who order the performance package, rely on a high-performance Brembo brake system, measure their discs at the front and 330 millimeters provide an optimal delay even in conditions of extreme stress.
Pure sport feeling inside
In the interior, the performance is dominated seats by Recaro, which provide optimum lateral hold the passengers even in the fiercest curve maze. The flat-bottomed leather steering wheel, shift knob and the OPC sports pedals and decorated in characteristic OPC-optic instruments complement the measures.
In this case, the sporty driver does not waive best connectivity: Upon request, the Opel IntelliLink infotainment system is on board – and with it the smartphone world of Apple iOS and Android devices. In the center between the driver and front passenger sits the 7-inch color touch screen of the IntelliLink system. The infotainment system offers the best networking opportunities with the navigation app “BringGo” and the Apps “Stitcher” to receive Internet radio podcasts from around the world and “tune-in” to listen to numerous radio stations via the internet.
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