Listening to the acronym OPC transports us immediately to the most useful versions of Opel. Power and fun is what these are offered, especially the Opel Corsa OPC and Opel Astra OPC. The Opel Insignia will be a hatch of four-wheel drive can lead to very high rates, but after all it is a very heavy sedan, so it loses a point of sportsmanship.
The Opel Astra K has already been in market for more than a year, so it should not be much longer than the arrival of its corresponding OPC version. According to auto magazine, the Opel Astra OPC will be presented in 2017, predictably during the Frankfurt Motor Show.
So far, the OPC versions of the German compact had a 3-door body, although it seems that in this new generation there will be no body of this type being therefore exclusively 5 doors.
What is a mystery knows what will be the propeller that will mount this new Opel Astra OPC. Apparently Opel would have trouble installing a “large” engine in the engine compartment for space reasons. In addition, the brand declared some time ago its intention to assemble only motorizations that did not exceed 1,600 cc in this model, although we do not know if with this variant could make any exceptions. In fact, the most powerful variant currently is a 1.6 Turbo (200 hp).
The Opel Astra OPC which is still marketed belongs to the previous generation, equipping a powerful 2 liter Turbo that reaches 280 hp and 400 Nm. It is more than likely that the brand uses a 1.6 Turbo on promoted, but will not far exceed the power figure with respect to the current model. However, it will be faster because of the remarkable weight loss from one generation to another that, according to versions, is between 120 and 200 kilos.