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New Opel Astra OPC

By SYF77 on 19 Jun 2010

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According to a recent report, the Opel Astra OPC / Vauxhall Astra VXR will finally become a legitimate competitor to the Ford Focus RS.

While details are limited, Autocar is reporting the high performance Astra will feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 300 hp. If they are correct, the new engine will boast 63 hp more than its predecessor. Unlike the Insignia OPC / VXR, the Astra will continue to be front-wheel driven. This means GM will likely equip the car with an electronic differential to help alleviate torque steer.

Expected to go on sale in late 2011, the hot hatch will likely wear an aggressive body kit with revised bumpers, flared wheel arches, and a roof-mounted spoiler.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Axela72 Jun 19 2010 10:58 AM
wow, 300hp for a 2L car. Which car at the same Cat can beat him?
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