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Here is the new Opel Astra OPC, the high performance version of the German model which has been revealed at the current Geneva Motor Show. Under the bonnet sits a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine delivering 276 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque.

The front wheels receive the power via a six-speed transmission while a mechanical limited slip differential is also available. We know that the new Astra OPC can hit a top speed of 250 km/h but we don’t have any details about the 0 – 100 km/h sprint.

2012 Opel Astra OPC
2012 Opel Astra OPC

“We have devised a great package that will convince even the most experienced sports drivers – not just on the Nürburgring,” said Joachim Winkelhoc.

2012 Opel Astra OPC
2012 Opel Astra OPC

As you probably guessed, the new German model is based on the Astra GTC hatchback, namely on the three-door variant of that model. At the exterior, the designers added new 20-inch forged alloy wheels, revised front and rear bumpers, roof spoiler and side skirts.

2012 Opel Astra OPC
2012 Opel Astra OPC

Entering the cabin you will find new leather upholstery, Recaro sports seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel and other minor improvements. More details on pricing and availability to be released soon.

2012 Opel Astra OPC
2012 Opel Astra OPC