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New Opel Astra OPC priced and spec'd - new promo released [video]

Opel has released on their German home page a new video for the hot Astra OPC in addition to pricing and performance specs.

In the video the Astra OPC is looking a bit narcissistic as it ganders at itself in the mirror, but that doesn't stop it from putting out 280 PS (206 kW / 277 bhp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque from its 2.0 liter turbocharged engine which enables it to accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 6.0 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

With so much power coming through the front wheels, Opel added a mechanical limited slip differential and High Performance Struts (HiPerStruts) to soak up some of the torque steer. Combined with a FlexRide chassis which features a dedicated Sport- and OPC-drive mode, the Astra OPC should be very competant in its handling abilities.

When the model launches this spring, it will start at 34,250 euro which is the recommended retail price in Germany including VAT. The price includes the following kit as standard: AFL+ adaptive forward lighting, Navi 600 navigation system, Two-zone automatic air conditioning, Park assistant at the rear, 19-inch lightweight alloy OPC wheels, On-board computer with selected performance data, LED rear lamps, Tinted rear windows.

One feature of the Astra OPC which deserves special mention are the new high-performance race seats which incorporate cutting-edge weight-saving material for the first time in a production car. The use of organic injection sheets with composite material reduces weight by 45 percent. The new seat boasts up to 18 different settings and has a lower seating position and enhanced side support.

The new Astra OPC had to pass a 10,000 (6213 mi) kilometer endurance test on the famous Nürburgring race track in Germany which is equivalent to 180,000 (111,846 mi) kilometers in normal circumstances.

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MotheoDioka
No mistake I love OPC cars, but I rather disappointed that it looks like the Megane RS. The old shape was more original. I'm impressed about it's power.
May 23, 2012 9:16 am
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SkadV8
HiPerStrut, FlexRide, eLSD seems like good recept for benchmark in class, and that dont surprise me because last from OPC Corsa Nurburgring Editon is Car pf the year in TopGear magazin and its FWD... :-) They didnt make it faster because it will be faster than Insignia and that is taboo subject. Smaller car never can be faster than bigger that are principle on every car manufacturer.
Mar 14, 2012 9:49 am
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lazyJones
tt rs faster than r8 v8, 1m faster than m3, astra can't be faster couse it's fwd, similar to focus rs which is slower than audi s3 2005.
Mar 24, 2012 11:15 am
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lazyJones
and still slower 0-100km/h time than 2005 audi s3 265hp
Mar 14, 2012 7:07 am
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adz911
The last Astra VXR was too unruly on the road, despite being very rapid in a straight line. Torque steered like an absolute pig. That's not to say it wasn't entertaining. 270PS, well, I hope the chassis can handle the power.
Mar 14, 2012 4:51 am
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Targa_Florio
"deserves special mention are the new high-performance race seats which incorporate cutting-edge weight-saving material" Fantastic, they've saved few grams on a compact car which will weigh more than 1,5 tonnes (3400lb) !!! Also 34k€ is quite steep when a Mégane RS costs 30k€ (with a few less toys). Though the GTC OPC looks very good.
Mar 14, 2012 3:33 am
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progressive
That is how much is better build than Megane. Great car, I just wish it has quattro. 34k€ is not so much for this kund of fun. Fanthastic job Opel!
Mar 14, 2012 4:24 am
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Kid_Voltron
Astra O-Muthfu**ing.P.C!!!!!
Mar 14, 2012 1:57 am
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velsatis
Opel still impressing in a good way. Keep it up. Although something tells me in the end of the day people will still go for those boring VW
Mar 13, 2012 6:23 pm
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PAA
Of course, because image is more important than looks. For that reason, people will be buying the once great but now aged and boring A3. I myself am not falling in that trap.
Mar 14, 2012 12:23 am
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DTM
Very good looking car. Best in the segment if you ask me. Love the 277bhp too.
Mar 13, 2012 4:19 pm
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