2014 300HP Opel Astra OPC EXTREME review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 5 March 2014 , 08:03:39 byVeronica

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300HP Opel Astra OPC EXTREME

Coming straight from Germany, the 2014 Opel Astra OPC EXTREME takes the German tradition a step farther. The brand remains one of the most technologically advanced automobile manufacturers in Europe. It has quite a long and rich history and, as the German auto field is by far the most competitive in the world, Opel has to keep pace with changes. And taking advantage of the recently opened Geneva Motor Show, Opel decided to take the veil off their Astra OPC EXTREME.

The Opel Astra OPC EXTREME is currently being exhibited in Switzerland, in Geneva and it certainly is the most powerful production Opel Astra ever. The standard OPC sits as a basis for the vehicle. However, the car is 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter thanks to some body aero panels made of carbon fiber which is also found on the wheels. We can find the lightweight material on the hood, on the front diffuser, bumper and spoiler, and on the roof, too.

The Opel Astra OPC EXTREME is powered by a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that develops 300 bhp (224 kW). It is linked to a six-speed manual transmission and a limited slip differential, which send power to the front wheels. The fastest Astra ever built is equipped with a Brembo six-piston brake system with 370mm front discs hiding behind the set of 19-inch alloy wheels. The wheels are shod in specially designed 245/35R19 rubbers. Performance details are still kept secret, but the name EXTREME surely hints that it is faster than the standard OPC. The vehicle will soon enter the production line and pricing will be announced at a later date.