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2014 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Opel Astra Extreme

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2014 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Opel Astra Extreme

Opel has brought the new Astra Extreme to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, where the most powerful production Astra ever has made its world debut.

Originally unveiled just last week, the new Opel Astra Extreme is ending up in our news once again, this time with the company bringing it to the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The model in question is the most powerful production Astra ever made and it has some interesting modifications compared to the standard Astra OPC, which includes the sheding of 100 kg (220 lbs) from its body, thanks to the use of carbon fiber on some body panels and on the wheels.

The same lightweight material is used on the hood, on the wings and on the roof too, along with the front apron, the suspension cross bracing, the engine cover, the wheelhouse vents, the rear wing and more. The same racing inspired theme is also continued in the cabin, where you can see the bucket seats with the six-point safety belts, the missing rear seats which have made room for the roll cage, the carbon fiber reinforcements on the steering wheel and others.

The most important part of the Opel Astra Extreme is found under its hood, where the 2.0 liter turbocharged gasoline burner is resting. The engine is producing a total output of 300 HP (224 kW), and it’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and a limited slip differential, sending power to the front-wheel drive. No performance specifications or pricing details have been announced yet.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 - filed under Geneva Motor Show, News, Opel. Image credit: .
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