Opel Astra OPC EXTREME
Opel has officially unveiled the fastest Astra ever. This car has 300 “horses” under the hood and fully appropriate label – OPC EXTREME. Opel has announced that the sports model developed at the Nürburgring, as well as the most demanding race track in the world. Model Opel Astra OPC Extreme is equipped with high-tech components that has a racing variant of the Opel Astra OPC Cup.
Opel Astra OPC Extreme engine
Model Opel Astra OPC EXTREME powered 2.0 -liter turbo petrol engine with direct injection and variable valve timing. Interestingly, it is also the most powerful four-cylinder engine that Opel has ever produced. Motor completely made of aluminum mated to a six-speed manual gearbox that transmits power by means of a limited slip differential.
Opel Astra OPC EXTREME design
When we talk about the design of this model should be noted that the OPC EXTREME is 100 kilos lighter than the conventional Astra thanks to carbon fiber parts. This specific case is very strong and lightweight material used for the aerodynamically optimized rear wing, diffuser, front spoiler, hood, side reinforced suspension, complete wheel, rear wheel arch above the roof.
Carbon wheels are as much as 20 kilos lighter than the alloy, while the roof of carbon fiber weighs only 2.6 kilos. It sounds incredible but the weight of the steel roof is 9.3 kilos. In this way, significantly lowered and focus of OPC EXTREME. The fenders are made of aluminum and weighs 800 grams apiece, instead of 2.24 kilos as a steel. Reduce weight in key areas significantly improves agility, overall management and of course, power to weight ratio of the car.
As a result, the version of the OPC EXTREME passes through the curve in such a way that it makes the racing version. Opel ‘s model OPC EXTREME used brake system with six-piston Brembo calipers, which has front discs 370 mm like in a racing car. For this particular model has been developed and 19-inch 245/35 high-performance tires. In addition, the chassis is adjustable, just like real racing touring car.
Opel Astra OPC EXTREME release date
Due to the fact that developed directly from the Cup version the OPC EXTREME introduces true racing technology to the road. If public reaction be positive, Opel plans to produce a small series of “street” version of the EXTREME. Premiere of the Opel Astra OPC Extreme will be held in front of the visitors of the Geneva Motor Show in early March.