This week we tested the Opel Corsa OPC, a vehicle of the most interesting. Because if we talk about the Opel Corsa normal, I must say that this is one of the ‘heavyweights’ of the segment B. The utilitarian German leads to the foot of the canyon from the year 1982 and throughout their five generations has managed to sell over 12 million units. In addition, it is a model that occurs in the factory of Figueruelas (Zaragoza), gaining prominence in our country.
But the acronym Opel Performance Center of our unit make it something different. The Corsa OPC did not appear until the decade of 2000, because earlier versions are more powerful were the well-known GSi that also marked an entire generation. The first was the Corsa OPC Concept, a prototype that took as a base to the third generation and that would serve as a preview of the production model.
With the fourth generation, in the year 2007, has already started selling the Opel Corsa OPC. The version more sports to date came with a turbo engine of 1.6 liters and 192 HP of power. A little later, with the restyling in 2011, would get the special edition Nürburgring Edition. It would be even more radical, thanks to a series of upgrades and the power increase up to 210 HP. And now we come to the Corsa OPC-fifth generation presumed to be more advanced than its predecessors.
The Opel Corsa OPC since its launch only offered with three-door body. It will be easily distinguishable from the standard model thanks to a bold design and sporty. The front is something more radical, thanks to a new bumper, wider and with the air inlets of larger size. Disappear from the area in the fog lights and will add a new air intake located between the hood and the bumper.
On the side we can also highlight multiple items. Started by the wheels of 18 inches that runs our unit tests and that correspond to the Pack Performance (2.507 euros) then we’ll talk. In its interior we will see a striking brake calipers signed by Brembo. The side skirts are quite prominent, nothing to do with the Corsa normal. Yes that is it maintains the triangular shape of the rear window.
behind also catch the attention of many thanks to his sportsmanship, which begins with the rear spoiler located on the roof. The rear window and the drivers rear will remain, but the lower part changed considerably. The bumper is wider and introduces a new rear diffuser in black. Integrated in him, we can see the two exhaust outlets and circular chrome-plated, located in a position quite centered.
As we said, the Opel Corsa OPC is a three-door and that will mean that you will enjoy lower occupancy that the five-door. Anyway in a sport version as this is not paramount value, and yet is placed in good position in front of his rivals. squares in front will be the strong point, two sports seats Recaro offer spaciousness and comfort in all dimensions, in addition to a subject outstanding. Despite being seat type bucket, can be adjusted manually.
rear seat will be a lot more fair, as tends to happen in the majority of models of segment B. despite the generous size of the doors, the access is somewhat complicated by having to move the heavy seats (which do not return to their initial position). The squares of the sides are well-contoured and will be comfortable for two adults, with a correct space for legs and head. The central plaza lacks form and you will be more uncomfortable, so it is more advisable to travel 4 passengers 5.
The trunk or highlights, or out of place with their 285 litres, the same ability that the rest of Opel Corsa. It is situated in the middle of the segment and stands out for its useful forms, while the negative part will be a mouth load is pretty high. The rear seats can be folded down in two parts and in this way increases the capacity up to the 1.090-liter.
The fifth generation of the Opel Corsa was notable for having considerably improved their technological endowment. The OPC will benefit from all of this, and you will also have some distinctive elements. We can not ignore the sports seats Recaro of which we have already talked about before and that will give a special aura to the car. We also found a sports steering wheel lined with perforated leather, that has a width and touch pleasant.
Although removing seats and steering wheel, there will be few more items tell us that we are in the most sporting of the range. The acronym OPC are found in the cuentarevoluciones, gear knob, floor mats and door sill; but it seems to us that is still somewhat sober. Luckily, our feet will be able to play with a few sports pedals of aluminum.
Behind the wheel we will have a LCD screen 3.5-inch that will give us the data from the instrumentation as in the rest of the Opel Corsa. Although multimedia system IntelliLink will focus on the 7-inch touch screen located in the center console. The operation is correct, though its position remains quite low, forcing us to set aside too much the look of the road. Ah! And we will not have the browser.
Is one of the things that you miss in the Corsa normal, and that leaves us with two options. On the one hand download the app BrinGo or connect our smartphone using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. If you are concerned about spend data your mobile tariff, do not worry, this exemplary comes with WiFi for up to seven devices integrated. One of the advantages of having the wizard Opel OnStar among its standard equipment.
To finish with the interior I must say that the Corsa OPC presents a good enough quality and above its predecessor. The materials have improved considerably and the leather now appears in some areas that we have told you before. The centre console is a trim Piano Black that is elegant, but somewhat dirty. The paste may be plastics of the inside of the doors, more hard and less pleasant to touch than others, such as the dashboard.
1.6 Turbo 207 HP
In the section mechanical the Opel Corsa OPC presents the engine with a greater displacement range of the utility. It is a four-cylinder turbo 1.6-liter engine with the same characteristics than the previous generation, but that has been entirely renovated. It now delivers a power of 207 HP and 245 Nm of torque between the 1,900 and 5,800 rpm, and is linked necessarily to a gearbox six-speed. Will be more than enough to have a good time to board the small copy.
The benefits are to the height and the Corsa OPC accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6,8 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 230 km/h. In terms of consumption and emissions, approvals 7.5 l/100km and 174 g/km of CO2. As the manufacturer indicates, we will have that to give to drink 98 octane petrol. Of course it is a front-wheel drive, the same formula used by some rivals as is the case of the Ford Fiesta ST, Peugeot 208 GTi or SEAT Ibiza Cupra.
From the first moment you realize that you got in the Corsa OPC it is fun. This type of car is the toy that every adult should have in your garage. In fact, his ease of driving will not have complications at the wheel in most situations. The engine stands out for its balance and range of use. Despite being a gasoline with sporty character, come from low-times and will leave us glued to the seat.
up laps at the speed of lightning and the line of the 6,500 laps, where is situated the court, you will appear to arrive very quickly. With our senses operating at full capacity, we realize that we already have the hand inn on the gear lever engaging the next gear. A change, by the way, perfect for the approach that has the Corsa OPC. With a precision enviable and a few short trips that make him an effective ally.
in Addition to our Opel Corsa OPC leads the Pack Performance and that is results in a equipment more unique and that will improve the behavior. The main element that we must highlight is the limited-slip differential mechanical signed by Drexler that will help that you don’t find loss of traction. We like the behavior with this system, but we have to pay attention to, if we’re not used to it.
To be a front-wheel drive with plenty of power, if we are out of a curve stepping up to fund, we will have hold strong to the steering wheel. The work of the limited slip will appear some inaccuracies in the address. We have noticed that coming out of any curve tends to pushing us out and even if we walk on to fund in line on a downshift may be some movements that do not inspire too much confidence. it is All a question of learning and soon we got used to their reactions.
Effective as a few
Something that you can not reproach the Opel Corsa OPC is the effectiveness that presents. Despite the behavior of the limited slip have to admit that his step-by-curve is very fast. It is a car of less than 1,300 kg with a poise quite good and that invites you to go faster each time. It is therefore a vehicle agile with which you’ll be forced to go to your stretch favorite of curves for your enjoyment.
There will come to the fore another of the highlights and that was included in the aforementioned Pack Performance. The Brembo braking system will help us to control this little beast. They come with front discs 330 mm (before 308 mm) that will be bitten by four-piston calipers. Your behavior and pedal feel are very good, easily dosificables and found no signs of fatigue despite intensive use.
in case outside little, it also includes a tires Michelin Pilot Super Sport. Despite its low profile and 18-inch grab at the asphalt as if condemned. The suspension is a touch firmer and sports on this occasion thanks to the shock absorbers Koni. It is in part to blame for its effectiveness, but there are also some that say that will be somewhat uncomfortable in the city. In the territory of speed humps and irregularities the we noticed something dry and our back will suffer.
The address has little to do with a Corsa normal. conveys far more, although perhaps we could ask for a bit of sportiness extra. There will be times that we notice something soft to the concept that you are looking for, although this will have advantages especially when parking or maneuvering in town. We ended up making a review of consumption of the Corsa OPC. On the dual carriageway and 100 km/h will be easy to be between 6-7 litres, according to what was approved. However, in the sections of the mountain where we enjoyed the consumption is going to grow quite getting average closer to 10 liters.
The Opel Corsa OPC is a utility of court sports that is placed as a good option for lovers of the GTi. At a glance highlighted by his aesthetic daring, which manages to differentiate from the standard model thanks to items such as wheels of 18 inches, or the rear spoiler. The same thing will happen in the interior, where highlights include the sports seats signed by Recaro, which stand out for their comfort and your grip.
Keeps the same engine 1.6 Turbo that had its predecessor. Even if it comes improved and with a power of 207 HP and 245 Nm. It will be enough to entertain everyone who is mounted on it, as that presents an ease of driving quite considerable. Is very effective and has a step by curve fast. The Pack Performance of our drive with limited-slip differential or the brake Calipers will be recommended for those who want to get the maximum performance to this vehicle.
Equipment Opel Corsa OPC
- 17-inch Wheels
- bi-xenon Headlamps
- Mirrors and electric windows
- multifunction steering Wheel heated
- cruise Control and speed limiter
- sports Seats Recaro
- Upholstery mixed
- Air conditioning
- Radio CD MP3 with Bluetooth and USB port
- System Opel OnStar
- floor Mats specific
Pack OPC Performance
- Wheels OPC 18-inch
- front Brakes Brembo 330 mm
- Tires Michelin Pilot Super Sport
- sport Suspension with shock absorbers Koni
- limited-slip Differential mechanical Drexler
Price of Opel Corsa OPC
|1.6 Turbo 207 HP||Manual 6v||OPC||20.009 € (with discounts)|
the Opinion of the editor
- Aesthetic sports and differentiated
- sport seats Recaro
- dynamic Behavior and performance
- Lack of browser
- Access to rear seats
- Address a little nervous
Gallery of images of the Opel Corsa OPC