Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Opel Reveals Details on Performance-Oriented Corsa OPC

RUSSELSHEIM, Germany — The latest member of Opel's OPC lineup is the new Corsa OPC, a valiant little performer that is equipped with a 192-horsepower turbocharged engine and Recaro seats. Opel brass said they will begin to roll out the new Corsa model throughout Europe this month and noted that "Growth markets like Russia will also play a role." There are no plans to bring the compact three-door to the U.S., however.

Opel Corsa OPCOpel Corsa OPC 2Opel Corsa OPC 3The Corsa OPC goes from zero to 62 mph in 7.2 seconds and has a top speed of 140 mph. Maximum torque is pegged at 170 pound-feet, and the four-cylinder engine is linked to a standard six-speed transmission.

Exterior design cues include a roof spoiler, front and rear aprons with gills, and a triangular tailpipe. Cabin touches include a flat-bottomed leather sport steering wheel, aluminum pedals and piano black trim. The sport seats are a new joint development by Opel and Recaro. The Corsa OPC also gets 17-inch alloy wheels and variable-progressive steering. The chassis has been lowered by 0.6 inch compared with that of the base Corsa.

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