Opel (Vauxhall) revealed the most powerful version of the Corsa to date, the OPC (VXR) Nurburgring Edition. It packs 210 hp.
So it’s no the most powerful hatchback out there, but it definitely qualifies as a hot hatch. Limited to 500 units, the Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition features a tweaked 1.6-liter OPC turbo engine with increased power from 141 kW/192 hp to 154 kW/210 hp. The maximum torque of the base engine (230-266 Nm) is also increased to 250 Nm and 280 Nm when the turbocharger’s ‘overboost’ function is activated. It does 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 230 km/h.
In order to reduce the side effects of 210 hp on the front wheels, they’ve fitted the car with a mechanical, multi-plate limited-slip differential. Other upgrades include Bilstein springs and dampers which result in lowered ride height and better handling, a new lightweight front braking system from specialists Brembo with bespoke, high-performance brake linings, and recalibrated ABS, Traction Control (TC) and the Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
Apart form the mechanical upgrades, the OPC Nurburgring Edition gets exclusive body colors – apple-green ‘Grasshopper’ and red ‘Henna’ – as well as newly designed 8 x 18-inch, forged aluminum wheels in high-gloss grey, shod with the 225/35 R 18 V tires. It also comes with some Nurburgring badges to be distinguished from normal OPCs even further.
Inside the car you get white stitching on thet Recaro seats, handbrake and gearshift console, as well as Nurburgring lettering and badges .
The car is priced form 27.650 euro in Germany and is currently available to order.