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2012 Opel Astra OPC Spied 17
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Opel Astra OPC, Astra OPC/VXR, Automotive News, concept, Spycam on 03 17th, 2011

Spy cams that have been stalking the Nürburgring circuit have caught on film the 2012 Opel Astra OPC. The car, in heavy camouflage, has been snapped up as it got on to the testing track.

One of the first cars on the test track this season, the 2012 Opel Astra OPC has been found as a 3-door prototype. The images reveal large Brembo brakes and dual exhaust pipes at each end of the rear bumper.

If you would remember, an Astra OPC/VXR concept saw the wraps go off it in September last when the Paris Auto Show was underway.

That was a forerunner to this model, but had a different front fascia with LED day timers. It also had bulging rear wheel arches around those 21-inch wheels

Bearing a very much identical engine as we had seen in the concept, we guess the 2012 Astra OPC will be run by a turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder unit that return 290 PS (213 kW / 286 bhp).

Other features include a gearbox of six-speed manual transmission. Take a look at the images that were caught on spycam.

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(Via WCF)


Opel GTC Paris Concept Official Pictures Out 9
Posted by Alex Ion in Astra OPC/VXR, concept, Concept car news, FlexRide, GTC Paris, official, pictures, rumor on 09 9th, 2010

The first official pictures of the GTC Paris concept, which previews the new Astra OPC/VXR has just been released. Designed to embody the twin ideas of beauty and speed, the GTC features an aggressive front, LED daytime running lights, stocky rear wheel haunches, and incorporates the classic Opel styling cues, like the ‘blade’ from the Insignia.

Other highlights are the roof-mounted spoiler, 21-inches wheels, and an aluminum window trim. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine powers the vehicle.

Rumor is that the engine is capable of producing up to 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS), although some reports say 285 hp (213 kW / 289 PS). The car will feature start/stop technology and will be connected to a six-speed manual transmission. A FlexRide suspension has been included and the car also has a limited-slip front differential.

Fans will have to wait until the end of this month to get more information on this stylish offering.

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