Opel Astra OPC – Vauxhall Astra VXR – official pictures and information

Opel revealed the first official pictures and information of the new Opel Astra OPC generation – Vauxhall Astra VXR for UK. The German model gets 280 horsepower, 400 Nm and a chassis tested on Nurburgring.

Opel Astra OPC Vauxhall Astra VXR 2011 photo

2011 Vauxhall Astra VXR - Opel Astra OPC

Opel – Vauxhall fans can exult. The German manufacturer has released the first official pictures and information of the new Opel Astra OPC – Vauxhall Astra VXR, the hot-hatch that will try to steal the crown of the already “dedicated” models such as Renault Megane RS or Ford Focus ST.

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Opel Astra OPC – Vauxhall Astra VXR Engines and Chassis

The highlight of the new Opel Astra OPC - Vauxhall Astra VXR is under the hood, where lies a four-cylinder engine, 2.0 liters, capable to develop 280 horsepower and 400 Nm. All resources are channeled on the front axle via a manual gearbox with six reports and throws the compact performance version from Russelssheim in a league where we find its countrymen Volkswagen Golf R and Volkswagen Scirocco R.

Opel has not officially published the time required for the new Opel Astra OPCVauxhall Astra VXR to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph). Maximum speed is, however, as expected, 250 km/h (155 mph).

We have important news regarding the chassis. The new Opel Astra OPCVauxhall Astra VXR generation receives a powerful braking system, signed by Brembo and the fully customizable FlexRide system, available with three settings: Normal, Sport and OPC. The latter offers a sporty ride-oriented and for running on the circuit.

In the press release, Opel insists that the Opel Astra OPCVauxhall Astra VXR chassis settings was made on the ??famous Nurburgring circuit and was supervised by Jo Winkelhock, winner on the 24-hour race at Le Mans. Winkelhock said: We’ve put up a great package that will convince even the most enthusiastic sport pilot. And not only on the Nurburgring.”

Opel Astra OPC – Vauxhall Astra VXR Design

At the visual level, Opel Astra OPCVauxhall Astra VXR adopted a series of accessories that define much better the sporty character: new spoilers, side skirts, a roof spoiler, chrome exhaust with two trapezoidal terminations, a rear deflector and a more pronounced bosses.

On the Opel Astra OPCVauxhall Astra VXR interior the clamshell sport seats couldn’t miss obviously with the OPC logo embroidered on seatback, a sports steering wheel and new board instruments.

Opel Astra OPC – Vauxhall Astra VXR Specs

Length (mm – inches) 4419 – 174
Width (mm – inches) 1844 – 72.5
Wheelbase (mm – inches) 2695 – 106
Capacity (cc) 1998
Max power (bhp/rpm) 280
Maximum torque (Nm/rpm) 400
Speed ??(km/h – mph) 250 – 156

Launching of the new Opel Astra OPC – Vauxhall Astra VXR will be early next year.

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