Opel Astra OPC: So it could be the new sport version


Recreation of the new Astra OPC.

The Astra OPC is the most anticipated of the range Opel Astra, which was premiered in the market in 2015. And although the German brand launched recently the package OPC Line, this has not really to do with the OPC version. Because this package is limited to add aesthetic elements, without modifying the mechanical or frame.

One of the biggest novelties of this new version of OPC is found in the engine, since some time ago that the brand confirmed that under the hood of the Astra only find the blocks below the 1.6-liter.

As we have already told you in your day, a new version of 1.6 liter it has complicated to be able to exceed the performance of the Astra OPC earlier, which had a 2.0-liter engine. With this block, the Astra OPC was delivering 280 HP and 400 Nm of torque, figures which seem to me a little high for a 1.6-litre engine.


Prototype of the Astra OPC Line in tests.

Although the new generation of the Astra is considerably more lightweight than its predecessor. According to versions, Opel has managed to reduce its mass up to 200 kilos, so the power to weight ratio will be greatly enhanced in a new variant OPC.

Currently, the most powerful version is the gasoline 1.6 ECOTEC Turbo direct injection, which delivers 200 horses. In theory, this should be the motor on the Opel could work to develop the mechanics of the OPC.

The arrival of this new OPC version for the moment has not been
confirmed, but we expect it to be from 2017. The more that
possible dates are the two great events of european, Geneva or Frankfurt.