Detailed specification of Opel Astra OPC with pricing
|   Friday, February 15, 2013
The 2013 OPC Opel Astra, the German car has landed in Australia. It is one of the latest models to enter the competitive hot hatch scene. The OPC model is believed to be the quickest of all and the most powerful vehicle from the Astra. It has a 2.0 liter petrol engine with turbo charged direct injection, 206 KW power generator with a torque of 400Nm, racy 3 doors with the front wheel drive. The top speed is reported as 250 km/her with 0-100 km/hr in just 6 seconds.
The hot hatch is sure to capture the Australian market at ease with its specifications.

Opel Astra OPC is considered to be one of the expensive cars in its class with price starting from $ 42990. Renault`s Megane RS265, Mazda3 MPS, Ford Focus ST, Volkswagen Golf GTI are some other cars within these ranges priced at $42640, $39490, $38290 and $38990 respectively. The Astra`s OPC is one of the three pronged halo models of Australia based Opel Performance Centre. It sits above Corsa OPC priced at $28990 and is said to be quicker and larger than the Insignia OPC, priced at $59900.

This model is distinct from the current OPC`s with a specially designed mechanical limited slip differential. The main working is in tandem with an existing suspension system from the GTC Astra with better lateral grip and traction across the corners. The existing suspension system is the HiPerStrut working in tandem.

The chassis settings are available in three modes namely the Standard, OPC and the Sport. The Flexi ride adaptive system meant for damping helps the driver to choose the chassis settings. The dampers are stiffen in the sport mode while the OPC mode adds up extra stiffness with sharpening steering assistances and throttle responsiveness in the more enhanced way. The cabin`s instrument backlight is changed to red from white.

There are three electronic stability settings available programmed in such a way which offers drivers greater control over the response of the Opel Astra OPC. The modes are default- providing safety at optimum level and is suited for everyday conditions, competitive mode- used in cases of spirited driving with heightened threshold and the ESP off mode- used for deactivating the complete stability control.

The braking system of the Opel is developed by Brembo and Opel. They are cross drilled and 355 mm ventilated disks are available with 4 piston calipers, designed to operate at the front. The real consists of 315 mm solid disks. Alloys wrapped with Pirelli rubber of size 19 inch are used behind the brakes. The size can go up 20 inches and is optional which comes at an additional $ 1000.

The exterior features include the LED tail lights, dual exhaust tips, parking sensors at the back and the satin chrome highlight along the grille. With another $2000 additional light package can be added like the bi-xenon headlight, automatic levelers, headlamp washers etc.

Five color options are available for the Opel Astra OPC viz. Power Red, Arden Blue, Flaming Yellow, Summit White and the Carbon Flashed Black. It has the USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity to connect phones with the recent audio streaming devices.
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