2007 Opel Corsa OPC review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 6 January 2007 , 06:01:12 byEmil

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Opel Corsa OPC

The 2007 Opel Corsa OPC features a dynamic character defined by agility and control. Alain Visser, Executive Director, European Opel Marketing, stated that the OPC models embodied sportiness, infusing the brand with emotion and passion. Its 1.6-liter turbo engine produces 192 bhp and is able to cover the 0-62 mph sprint in only 7.2 seconds and a maximum speed of 140 mph. The peak torque is of 170 lb-ft and it can be temporarily increased to over 192 lb-ft thanks to an overboost function. Pure sportiness is reflected in the new look of Corsa OPC, including powerful front and rear aprons, a roof spoiler, specially designed exterior mirrors and darkly contrasting diffuser with integrated, centrally located triangular tailpipe. The unique character of the chassis is enhanced by the adjusted torsion beam rear axle weld-in angle together with a stronger rear axle profile. The car's sporty character is further ensured by the standard ESP system, which can be deactivated. Powerful deceleration is possible due to the large 16-inch brake system featuring blue painted brake calipers. The flat-bottomed leather sports steering wheel is especially eye-catching as it has a blue ring at its crown, while the high-quality and sporty ambience is emphasized by the center console in piano lacquer finish and aluminum pedals. Even more impressive, the newly developed Recaro sports seats comprising head restraints, offer comfort and driving pleasure at the highest level. The active safety features protect the driver and passengers with incorporated side airbags, which are a first for this type of seat.