MintGreen- mintgreen.info
  1. Home

Geneva LIVE: Opel Astra OPC Extreme

by Ronan Glon

The Astra OPC Extreme is the fastest factory-built Astra ever.

General Motors' Germany-based Opel division has revealed the Astra OPC Extreme at the Geneva Motor Show. The show car is a follow-up to the similarly-named Astra OPC Xtreme that bowed in Geneva in 2001.

Billed as the fastest factory-built Astra ever, the OPC Extreme is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that sends 300 horsepower to the front wheels via a manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. Performance specifications are being kept under wraps but expect the hot hatch to reach 60 mph from a stop in about six seconds.

The Astra OPC Extreme is loosely based on the regular-production Astra OPC but it is 220 pounds lighter thanks to the widespread use of carbon fiber. The roof, the hood, parts of both bumpers the 19-inch wheels and several suspension components are all crafted with the lightweight composite material.

Inside, the Astra OPC Extreme packs Recaro bucket seats with six-point harnesses and a built-in roll cage that takes the place of the rear bench. The weight-saving treatment extends to the cockpit with carbon fiber trim on the dashboard, the door panels and the steering wheel.

Unlike its one-off predecessor, the Astra OPC EXTREME will join the Opel lineup as a limited-edition model shortly after its debut. Like all members of the Opel family, the Astra on steroids will wear a Vauxhall badge in the United Kingdom.

Look for the production version of the Astra OPC to debut next October at the Paris Motor Show.

Live images by Ronan Glon.

Read more!
mazda.niko.ua

также читайте profvest.com