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2012 Opel Astra OPC GG LS 190 Red Body Front Angel 800x600, 388KB
The new Opel Astra GTC is being given a sharper edge: the crowning glory of the new sporty compact coupé will come in summer 2012 in the shape of the high performance OPC (Opel Performance Center) variant. The Opel Astra OPC is powered by a 2.0 liter direct injection turbo gasoline engine.
The performance figures: 206 kW/280 hp of power and maximum torque of 400 Nm. This power house ensures that the Opel Astra OPC can reach a top speed of 250 km/h. Never before has an Astra been so fast.

2012 Opel Astra OPC GG LS 190 Red Body 800x600, 287KB/ Rims, Wheel
The whole chassis of the sports car is designed to deliver power, without comprise. In line with the finest OPC traditions, the car was put through its paces and polished on the Northern Loop ("Nordschleife") of the Nürburgring race track in Germany under the supervision of the Opel brand ambassador Joachim ("Jockel") Winkelhock. It is geared especially towards lateral dynamics and superb handling qualities. The high tech front-wheel suspension, HiPerStrut (High Performance Strut) of the Opel Astra GTC helps to achieve this. In addition to the HiPerStrut feature, the OPC also enjoys all the benefits of the fully-adaptive FlexRide chassis control system. The FlexRide chassis lets the driver sharpen the characteristic shock absorber line, the steering and the gas pedal responsiveness.

He can do that at the touch of a "Sport" and "OPC" button. However, the OPC model goes one major step further: it has been fitted with a limited slip differential on the front axle. This gives the Opel Astra OPC even more stability and better handling, in other words the car has more grip when exiting bends at high speeds - even in wet conditions. "We have devised a great package that will convince even the most experienced sports drivers - not just on the Nürburgring," the motorsport legend, Winkelhock , explains. The high performance brake system made by the prestigious manufacturer, Brembo, ensures good deceleration stats and maximum stability, even in moments of intense pressure.

2012 Opel Astra OPC GG LS 190 Red Body Interior 800x600, 148KB

The exclusive body work of the Opel Astra OPC is an expression of pure passion for power and speed. The Opel Astra GTC with its racy edge has so far been the most emotional expression of Opel's design language but the OPC version flexes its muscles. The OPC is given extra sportiness with a set of specially sculpted front and rear bumpers, side skirts, an aerodynamic roof spoiler and two exhaust tail pipes in a trapeze shape. In the inside, the compact sports car has performance seats, a flat OPC sports leather steering wheel and special instruments.

2012 Opel Astra OPC GG LS 190 Red Body Interior 800x600, 233KB

2012 Opel Astra OPC GG LS 190 Red Body Color Rear Angle 800x600, 333KB
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