Opel has revealed its brand new Astra OPC for the first time at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show last week.
The new Astra OPC is based on the sporty looking three-door Astra GTC hatchback adding to the mix a powerful 2.0L turbocharged engine with 276bhp output and maximum torque of 400Nm.
A six-speed transmission and a mechanical limited slip differential on the front axle drive the front wheels allowing for a top speed of 250km/h.
As with the rest of the Astra GTC range, the OPC model gets the GM/Saab sourced HiPer Struts (High Performance Struts) on the front axle while the company’s engineers also made changes to the suspension, steering wheel and brake systems.
Styling upgrades on the outside include new sculpted front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a roof spoiler and two exhaust tail pipes in a trapeze shape plus a set of 20″ forged alloy wheels.
As for the interior, the OPC benefits from a pair of body-hugging Recaro sports seats trimmed either in fabric or a choice of leathers, a flat-bottom sports steering wheel with a 360 millimeter diameter and bespoke trim accents.