The amazing new Opel Astra OPC now has a price tag, and it reads 34,250 Euro. That sounds like a lot, but when the ugly and underpowered Toyota 86 costs 30,000 Euro, it’s actually not that bad. The OPC looks fabulous, it has 280-hp, and it’s massively well-equipped. The new Astra OPC is one of the coolest coupes you can buy in 2012.
The Opel Astra OPC is powered by a 2.0 liter direct injection turbo gasoline engine, with 206 kW/280 hp output and maximum torque of 400 Nm. It does 0 to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds dead but the top speed is limited to 250 km/h.
It’s a front-wheel-drive car, which is never good when you have more than 200 hp, but Opel has fitted it with a mechanical limited slip differential and a host of electronic system to harness the power, make the best out of it. What’s more, it features the latest FlexRide suspension combined with High Performance Struts (HiPerStruts), plus 19-inch alloys. This is the best Opel could do for the handling.
We also have to say the interior is a bit of a mess and nothing as good as the exterior. It looks cramped and too buttony. It is nicely equipped though, with a leather flat-bottom sports steering wheel with a 360 millimeter diameter and a sporty dashboard. The driver and his co-pilot will be able to benefit from a new high-performance bucket seat with state-of-the art technology that makes its debut in the compact sports coupe segment.
The OPC also features AFL+ adaptive forward lighting, Navi 600 navigation system, Two-zone automatic air conditioning, Park assistant at the rear, 19-inch lightweight alloy OPC wheels, On-board computer with selected performance data, LED rear lamps, Tinted rear windows.