General Motors has recently announced its plans to introduce the performance versions of the Insignia, Astra and Corsa, the OPC models, to Australia in 2013.
According to the car manufacturer, the Opel sister brand, Holden, will launch the Insignia OPC, the Corsa OPC and the Astra OPC next year in Australia, where the Focus STI and VW GTI rival will become available from 42,990 AUD, with its 206 kW found under its hood. The Astra OPC will be joined by the OPC versions of the Insignia medium car and the Corsa city car at about the same time.
The Opel Corsa OPC is coming with 141 kW and 230 Nm of torque from its 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds and it’s burning 7.3 liters of fuel every 100 km. The Corsa OPC is standing on 17-inch alloy wheels as standard, with 18-inch available as an option.
The company’s most powerful production car, the Insignia OPC, will also be launched in Australia, with its 2.8 liter turbocharged V6 engine, producing 239 kW and 435 Nm of torque. The Insingia needs six seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h and it can reach a top speed of 250 km/h. The model is getting 19-inch alloy wheels as standard or 20-inch optional. Additional details on the three models in Australia will be announced close to their launch.
Source: Car Advice