Attractive new members for Opel OPC family

The sporty Opel OPC model family now has two attractive new members. The sporty small car segment is expanded with the 154 kW/210 hp Corsa OPC “Nürburgring Edition” in a limited edition of around 500 units.

The sporty Opel OPC model family now has two attractive new members. The sporty small car segment is expanded with the 154 kW/210 hp Corsa OPC “Nürburgring Edition” in a limited edition of around 500 units.

It differs from the familiar Corsa OPC by an increase in output from 192 to 210 hp and an increase in torque from 230 to 250 Newton meters. Additional traction and drive stability are ensured by a mechanical multi-plate limited slip differential, a newly developed sports chassis by Bilstein and a high-performance braking system by Brembo.

Already the standard drive performance values indicate that the OPC engineers have again come up with a top-class dynamic package. The Corsa OPC “Nürburgring Edition” reaches 100 km/h in just 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 230 km/h. The efficiency of its Euro 5 ECOTEC engine is underpinned by the (combined) MVEG standard data for fuel consumption (7.6 l/100 km) and CO2 emissions (178 g CO2/km).

In the mid-size class performance segment the 239 kW/325 hp Insignia OPC is now also available in an “Unlimited” version. In contrast to the base model, it has no electronic limitation of the maximum speed to 250 km/h. Depending on the body style and transmission variant, maximum speed goes up to 270 km/h. In order to ensure that the potential of the brand’s fastest production model is used efficiently and confidently, the purchase price includes an exclusive Opel performance driver training course.

As is obligatory for all Opel Performance models, the Corsa OPC “Nürburgring Edition” and the Insignia OPC “Unlimited” also underwent a specific 10,000-kilometer test program under the toughest conditions on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife to validate their endurance and to fine-tune the chassis and drive components. The stress placed on the vehicle as a whole reaches factor 18, which corresponds to driving 180,000 kilometers on normal roads.