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Opel's Scirocco basher taking form...

By SYF77 on 14 Sep 2010

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Finally, details and images of the upcoming Opel Astra GTC have broken cover. Technically labeled a concept, Opel has set its sight on the VW Scirocco and the upcoming Hyundai Veloster.

The GTC will be a compact, 3-door hatch for five with a coupe-like roofline. It measures 4.46 meters long and incorporates modern Opel design cues. The GTC Paris gets LED running lights / tail lights and rides on 21-inch rims which probably won't be available on the production model. Opel design VP Mark Adams says, "We wanted to express the most emotional side of the Opel brand and we believe this vehicle creates an appropriate visual impact to reinforce our dynamic sporty character."

Under the creased hood is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with direct injection hooked up to a 6-speed manual transmission and a start/stop system. The production model will be powered by a variety of petrol and diesel engines with the grapevine talking about a GTI-version of Opel's little hatch called the GSi with around 200-horsepower and an even crazier OPC model, possibly with as much as 280HP to battle the Scirocco R.
Official specs for the GTC will probably start to come out around the time of its Paris debut.

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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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Coupecabriolet Sep 14 2010 07:24 PM
nice looking exterior. bucket seats probably only in the version to match scirocco / golf R. if they bring in locally and priced it higher than golf / scirocco, then its another gone case.
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