2013 Opel OPC Models On-Sale In March

by under News on 12 Dec 2012 08:26:49 PM12 Dec 2012

Opel Australia has confirmed a March 2013 for sporty Opel Performance Centre models.

With a 206kW/400Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, Opel is claiming the Astra OPC will be the most powerful hot hatch in Australia. While the Astra OPC eclipses the other Europeans, Opel forgot the 221kW/407Nm Subaru WRX STi spec R.

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Nevertheless, the Opel Astra OPC covers zero to 100km/h in just six seconds and certainly throws down a challenge to the likes of Renault Megane RS, Volkswagen Golf R and Ford Focus ST.

Moving upscale is the Opel Insignia OPC – the most powerful production vehicle so far from General Motor’s German brand. With a turbocharged 2.8-litre V6 engine delivering 238kW/435Nm and driving through Opel’s adaptive all-wheel-drive system, the Insignia OPC has been honed via extensive testing at the Nurburgring race circuit. 

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Underneath are 19-inch alloy wheels (20-inch is an option) and Brembo brakes while inside are Recaro sports seats and the expected European sporty extras.

The three-door Opel Corsa OPC arrives with a 141kW/260Nm turbocharged 1.6-litre engine and Brembo brakes. 

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Opel Australia has confirmed the Astra OPC is priced from $42,990 and pricing for the Insignia OPC and Corss OPC will be announced ahead of their March introduction.

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All will come with sports bodykits and suspension upgrades developed by Opel Performance Centre – Opel’s version of HSV – which has been developing high-performance Opels since 1999.

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