2012 Opel Astra GTC by STEINMETZ review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 9 December 2011 , 12:12:58 byDan

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Opel Astra GTC by STEINMETZ

The Astra GTC received a tuning program from Steinmetz. The front spoiler is mounted on the front bumper and provides more down-force. The rear spoiler represents an increase in power and provides a sporty rear end. Despite the blazing appearance, the wheels can be installed without any body work and so, the first choice for fleet and leasing vehicles. The recommended tires are the ones from Michelin and Continental. The tuner also provides design stripes on the sides, door handle covers and mirror caps set in polished stainless steel for shiny accents. The best interior feature is the electronic speed indicator, which informs the driver of the straight fitting rear. The color of the display is freely selected. All components were built in OEM quality and German TUV approved, so there is no reason to be worried.


World premiere at the Essen Motor Show 2011



With the new Astra GTC, Opel once again shows a decidedly sporty car that let beat the hearts of all fans of the traditional brand higher. Therefore it is a must for the Steinmetz Opel-Tuning specialists to lend a hand and develop a customized package for the Hessian athletes. "Make good things even better," the result of the claim can be seen in a range of sporting accessories which the GTC turned into a stylish individualist.


The Steinmetz front spoiler is mounted on the front bumper and provides more downforce, in conjunction with the black face Steinmetz front grille, the GTC wins markedly overtaking-image. The Steinmetz rear spoiler and also the Steinmetz sports silencer, which not only guarantees sonorous sound, but also represents a power increase in the statutory framework, provide for the sporty rear end. Lower center of gravity, reduced body roll and sporty handling are the attributes of the Steinmetz lowering, developed on the FlexRide system and matched to the rear axle built Watts linkage. About 30 mm, the Steinmetz lowering permits everyday use without reducing the comfort, but also allows sporty laps at the Nurburgring. In addition, the lowered Opel GTC looks much more muscular.


To reinforce this impression and to improve the grip, the house recommends Steinmetz alloy wheels in ST10 design bicolor, sized 8,5 x19, offset 39 with tyres 245/40-R19. The classic design wheels with two troughs between the partially open five-spoke, filling the wheel arches of the Astra GTC by Steinmetz from perfect, and gives a good insight on the brakes. Also the brake temperature balance benefits from wheel-design. Clean lines and an inwardly dished wheel with the semi-circular Steinmetz logo above the three-dimensional center cap are additional attributes of the sportwheels ST 10 by Steinmetz. Despite the blazing appearance, the wheels can be installed without any body work and are therefore also the first choice for fleet and leasing vehicles.
Steinmetz Opel-Tuning recommends tyres from Continental and Michelin.



To further perfect the body, Steinmetz provides design stripes on the sides of the GTC in silver and anthracite, door handle covers and mirror caps set in polished stainless steel will give some shiny accents. A complete set of Steinmetz logo for the vehicle flank finishes the designer appearance.



The highlight of the sporty interior of the Opel Astra GTC is the Steinmetz electronic speed indicator, which informs the driver of the straight fitting gear. In keeping with the tastes of the pilot, the color of the display is freely selectable. Steinmetz floor mats with embroidered logo, made of polished stainless steel sill plates and a bumper protection for the trunk will complete the Steinmetz product range for the Opel Astra GTC.
All parts are manufactured in OEM quality and German TUV approved.