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2011 Opel Astra GSI first spy photos

 2011 Opel Astra GSI first spy photos
2011 Opel Astra GSI first spy photos 13.04.2010 / Copyright: SB-Medien

Opel GSI will make it dealer showrooms by the end of the year

It will be some time before Opel decides to take on the Golf R with another version of the Astra OPC. But these spy shots reveal an upcoming Astra GSI that may just fill the void for Opel enthusiasts until then.

The GSI is seen here with a camouflaged front bumper, which tells us the model will have a slightly altered front fascia from the standard Astra - a more aggressive look according to our spy photographer. The GSI will come with a dual exhaust at the back and a two-tone interior with sports seats. Also, the GSI will feature wider wheel arches, according to German car mag Auto, Motor und Sport.

The last Astra OPC came with a 2.0 liter turbocharged ecotec engine with 240 PS (177 kW) while the previous GSI was rated at 200 PS. We can expect the new GSI, second in the Astra pecking order, to come in somewhere in between.

The Opel Astra GSI will likely make it to dealer showrooms by the end of 2010.

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YaSSaL
Not bad at all! But for real ass kicking, we need OPC...
Apr 14, 2010 5:24 am
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wiking
Bring it on Opel, remember the good old days with Kadett GTE..
Apr 13, 2010 6:26 pm
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saytamaner
Yes, Opel should use the 220hp 2.0 Turbo from the Insignia to be able to compete with the 210hp Golf GTI, a lesser engine would be of no use. By the way, GSI surely will have lowered and stiffened suspension but what I really wonder is whether they would combine it with the FlexRide adaptive chassis. Some magazines claim that the standard chassis of the new Astra has better responses and more natural feeling.
Apr 13, 2010 4:05 pm
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seri
The GSI will also be available as a 2.0 diesel with twin turbos, developping 190 HP.
Apr 13, 2010 12:33 pm
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PawL
best looking car in it's class
Apr 13, 2010 12:27 pm
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SkadV8
This babe will have 2.0 litre 220HP engine which will kick VW Mk6 booooooorring and deja vu looking ass.lol
Apr 13, 2010 11:50 am
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Toast
kick the GTI? I doubt it! Opel nowhere in VW's class.
Apr 13, 2010 5:04 pm
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SkadV8
Yes,Toast, that is truth, Opel is over VW class in design and in built quality nad this is not some lie there is good evidence for that go and see autobild.de 2008 report of quality. Just wait for OPC (GTI and R kicking unlimited edition).
Apr 14, 2010 7:11 am
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Toast
If OPC wait long enough they will produce something a bit faster than the R, but never in its class. Tell you what, you stick to Opel and I will stick to VW :) We will both be happy?
Apr 14, 2010 6:11 pm
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BabyMilo
I am so bored of the Astra allready, i dont think this will save it either
Apr 13, 2010 11:05 am
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rorycarguy
I agree , god this thing is so uncontrollably sleep inducing it comes with a label saying " DO NOT OPERATE HEAVY MACHINERY WHILE NEAR THIS CAR" which makes the procses of driving it that much more difficult , yet boring
Apr 13, 2010 5:03 pm
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