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2013 Opel Astra OPC and Road Test

OUR VERDICT: 4 RANGE: $42,990* PROS: fast even when brilliant seats CONS: noise when pushing needs a reversing camera Rating: N/A Green Rating: N/A Consumption: 8.1L/100km Write own review

Opel Astra OPC

Astra Opel OPC’s direct injection 2.0-litre engine comes from the Insignia range but with 25 more turbocharger boost bar in the Astra), new exhaust and recalibrated controls. With 206kW at and 400Nm from 2400rpm, it has of pace and Opel claims 200Nm of torque per litre into the highest specific in class.

Certainly with torque available between and 5000rpm, the Astra OPC isn’t as was evidence in yet another Monash snafu in Melbourne’s south-east which had us inching forwards for the part of two kilometresour Opel near as cranky as its driver.

Opel Astra OPC The Interior

The Astra OPC stamps its performance with a brilliant interior we reckon has set the benchmark in this Even at first glance, the Nappa leather seats, Pearl’ colour door stitching and gloss black highlights exude real quality.


Climb inside and you sit low as you should in all sporty cars. In the hard-shell, lightweight seats are 17mm lower than the GTC and 30mm lower than a Astra. There’s manual for the under-thigh supports and superb adjustment for the side bolsters to snug support even for folk.

The steering wheel is a flat-bottom design, thick, wrapped and at 360mm is 10mm than the regular Opel Rake/reach adjustment ensures a driving position.

Instruments are the expected European with some OPC-unique like the G-meter readout shows the force being under acceleration, braking and Audio is a seven-speaker system a seven-inch colour screen for the navigation display.

Access to the split-fold rear seat tugging a lever adjacent to the seat headrests which the seat-back forwards and ratchets the ahead. Rear seat is on par with similar three-door

Cargo capacity is 380-litres the rear seat in-place or a 1165-litres when folded. A mention for opening the rear you press the Opel badge look just like a badgeclever.

Opel Astra OPC Styling

Based on the Opel GTC Sport, the OPC version gets off to a start in the looks department. a crisp, very European highlighted by that superbly swooping roofline and muscly which combine with the three-window design to deliver a and dynamic silhouette.

The OPC version gains unique front and rear bumpers latter incorporating twin tailpipes), side skirts and a roof spoiler which is integrated into the rear.

To a brilliant styling package, our car was fitted with the sensational-looking 20-inch alloy wheels Pirelli P-Zero tyres.

Astra OPC On The Road

Within a few of the Opel Astra OPC arriving in our we were hurtling over our mountain roads test Well the red Astra looked so good it demanded to be driven!

And we with broad smiles thing is a high-tech projectile as the Germans can do them. The ‘High Strut’ (HiPerStrut) suspension the Astra GTC, Drexler limited slip differential and Brembo brakes all equip the OPC for some serious motoring.

You can switch-off the ESP altogether but as usual, we the high performance setting ‘Competitve’ in the Astra OPC) to be the set-up. There’s a smidge of steer when you nail the 2.0-litre mid-corner but you soon and the total chassis package is right firm, precise and and certainly enhanced by the grippy P-Zero rubber.

Likewise the of engine and transmission was just how drivers like it nice between the ratios for second, and fourth for when the road is and twisty but a quite cruise in

And in that turn-after-turn-after-hairpin-after-switchback environment, marvelous adjustable sports were certainly appreciated.

Our deduction for the Opel Astra OPC was noise. Opel OPC actually the exhaust system (including one of the three silencers used in the GTC to provide a better audio on acceleration but with plenty of on board, the so-called ‘jet-like’ gets a bit raucous for our ears.

Around town the sensational of the 2.0-litre powerplant made for freeway merging and surprisingly the low spoiler didn’t catch on any of the we encountered.

And those optional alloys looked so good we very careful not to ‘curb’ when parking (and in context the restricted rear visibility called for careful In our tight CBD car park the Opel OPC’s 12.3-emtre turning was noticeably larger than we for a vehicle which is only wide and with a wheelbase of

Opel Astra OPC Challenges

OPC’s tuned exhaust isn’t music to all ears. And the of that glorious swoopy end is restricted visibility so we’d a reversing camera.

Opel Astra OPC Verdict

If you Germany, chances are an OPC-tweaked will rocket past you on the these are the cars for which is famous in Europe and it’s to see the range now in Australia. Like Volkswagen, Opel knows the to press for hot-hatch buyers and no doubt the Astra OPC delivers by the

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