The Opel Astra OPC reviewed

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On the Opel Astra OPC

Whenever I arrive at the office park with a new car, most of the men come out to give it a proper once over. There they are, all having a look inside and under the bonnet (usually nodding with a seriously contemplative look on their face like they know exactly what they’re looking at – usually a plastic engine cover). However, when something really special comes along – like the Opel Astra OPC – ogling turns to pleading as a queue of drive requests forms that would make even Justin Bieber proud.


Of course, there’s power aplenty. Under the bonnet lives a 1 998 cm3, all-alloy, four-cylinder motor. Add the twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooler, and you can expect 206 kW and 400 N.m of torque. Enough to scorch the Opel to 100 km/h in six seconds.

Most Powerful Astra Ever Debuts In South Africa

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Opel Astra refreshed and repositioned

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Opel Astra OPC track test

The new Opel Astra OPC was recently out in Cape Town at Killarney Raceway for some track testing and the annual CAR mag shoot out where it was put through it's paces with a few other "hot" hatches.

Oh, do behave!

Have you ever seen those car brochures from the 1950s, illustrated by renderings before the days of enforced photographic reality? The paintings usually made the cars look longer than they really were, and spacious, thanks to the simple device of making the occupants small.

Driving impression - Opel Astra GTC 1,4T Enjoy

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