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Opel Astra OPC EXTREME officially unveiled

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Opel Astra OPC EXTREME officially unveiled

Opel has fully unveiled the brand new Astra OPC EXTREME, the fastest road-going Astra ever, ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Following a series of teaser images released earlier today, Opel has finally unveiled the fastest road-going Astra ever. The Opel Astra OPC EXTREME has received some carbon fiber on the hood, roof and on the wheels, while the fenders have been produced from aluminum and weigh just 800 grams. The model in question is 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than the regular version, the Astra OPC.

The cabin of the newly unveiled hot hatch has received a safety roll bar instead of the rear seats and in the front we can see the Recaro bucket seats. There is also a Schroth six-point safety belt, along with a carbon fiber reinforced steering wheel, wrapped in suede with yellow stitching, which will help the model stand out from a crowd.

The new Opel Astra OPC EXTREME is taking its power from a 2.0 liter turbocharged gasoline engine, made from aluminum. The total output developed by the unit stands at more than 300 HP (224 kW). The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, and a limited-slip differential, sending power to the front-wheel drive. Stopping power is provided by the 370mm front discs, signed by Brembo.

The fastest road-going Opel Astra ever made is riding on 19-inch wheels, made from carbon fiber, which are wrapped in specially developed tires, 245/35 in size. No performance details have been announced but the regular version can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The Opel Astra OPC EXTREME will enter a low-volume production after its debut in Geneva.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 - filed under Geneva Motor Show, Motor Shows, News, Opel, Sticky news. Image credit: .
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