Most Powerful Astra Ever Debuts In South Africa

The Opel Astra OPC“GM Africa has added Opel’s top performance Astra OPC, the most powerful production Astra produced to date, to its passenger vehicle range. The Astra OPC compliments the Corsa OPC in the Opel range in South Africa to offer buyers a high performance option in both the small and compact hatch sectors. This latest offering from OPC (Opel Performance Centre) is powered by a 206 kW turbocharged direct injection 2,0 litre engine with maximum torque of 400 Nm. This enables the Astra OPC to sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 6 seconds with an electrically governed top speed of 250 km/h.

This latest high-performance turbocharged engine produces a healthy 104 kW per litre – power delivery that is in the realm of full blown competition engines and the highest specific power output per litre of any Opel petrol production car. This is 12% more than the previous Astra OPC with torque improved by 25%.

This sporty powerhouse of an engine is based on the latest Opel 2,0 litre engine architecture designed to offer more-for-less in terms of engine size and performance delivery. In keeping with this philosophy the new Astra OPC delivers its higher power and torque with fuel consumption that is reduced by 12% compared to the previous model and with CO2 emissions that are 14% lower. Average fuel consumption recorded by Opel engineers in tests is just 8,11 l/100km – a remarkable achievement for an engine with this level of performance. CO2 emissions are 189 g/km.”

Read the full offical launch write up.

Here are some interesting articles from journalists that participated in the launch;
First drive of the scorching hot new Opel Astra OPC” by the WheelDeal at Timelive.co.za.
206kW Astra OPC roars into SA” by the guys at iAfrica Motoring.
OPEL ASTRA OPC” from CAR Mag.co.za.
Attacking the track in Opel’s new OPC” from IOL Motoring.
Top cop Opel Astra OPC” from Top Gear South Africa.