Friday, November 04, 2011

New Opel Astra OPC




OPC is the sportiest version Opel offers.
In the case of the Astra Coupe, it uses GM's 2.0 liter engine, similar to what we have here in the Regal, but with 280hp.
Which is really quite amazing. In a car roughly the size of a Civic coupe.

GM is actually thinking of bringing the Astra Coupe as a version of the Buick Verano here in the state. The Verano is already a sedan version of the Astra Hatch so it does make sense.
Let's hope this OPC version finds it way here as well....

5 comments:

DaHarder said...

Buick needs this car!

Carl said...

It would make a surprise GTI MS3 competitor here, they could really use this car. Although 280 hp fwd...hope it will be able to go in a straight line at a launch.

slab99 said...

Love that color. It's like a cross between burnt orange and red.

6-speed said...

The seat head rests look like...ALPHIE!

Anonymous said...

This car is drop dead gorgeous--inside and out. Bring it on, Buick.