The Opel Astra OPC comes with a four-cylinder gasoline engine, which sets higher standards in terms of power and specific engine output. With 206 kW / 280 hp, Opel’s most powerful gasoline engine, the turbocharged direct injection 2.0 liter unit, has now been made even more powerful. At 400 Nm (200 Nm per liter), the engine offers 25 percent more maximum torque than its Astra OPC predecessor and also boasts 40 hp more power. This translates into 140 hp power output per litre, compared with 120 hp in the previous Opel Astra OPC. The specific output of 200 Nm per liter even outclasses high-performance sports cars. The new Opel Astra OPC can sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in just six-point-zero seconds – faster than the previous version (6.4 secs). The latest Astra OPC engine already delivers its maximum torque at 2450 rpm. In addition, the torque plateau is very wide and stretches all the way to just under 5000 rpm. This ensures the four-cylinder engine in the Astra OPC can deliver power in a wide range of situations and provides the highest specific output of any four cylinder gasoline engine ever produced by Opel.
Opel has designed a high performance chassis package geared especially towards lateral dynamics and superb handling qualities for its new Astra OPC, to complement its powerful 206 kW/280 hp, 400 Nm engine. The chassis with dampers made by ZF Sachs benefits from several decisive elements that all enhance the car’s driving dynamics: high performance struts (HiPerStruts) on the front wheel suspension, the mechatronic FlexRide chassis system, a mechanical multi-plate slip differential and Brembo brakes. The chassis has been further sharpened with 19″ alloy wheels as standard together with 245/40 ZR sized tires. In addition, the Opel OPC (Opel Performance Center) team fine-tuned the chassis to OPC standards by modifying the dampers and stiffening the springs and bushings.
The braking system has been tailored to fit the high performance requirements of the Opel Astra OPC – even under maximum load. OPC engineers and the Italian specialist Brembo designed an 18″ brake booster solution with larger ventilated, additionally cooled and cross-drilled 355 x 32 mm discs and 4-piston callipers in the front. The Opel Astra OPC also uses special high performance brake pads.