Opel Corsa OPC’s beautiful looks have earned it a positive reputation in the market. The OPC is not only elegant but also comes with a powerful drive-train and a sporty interior. The interior feels like a sports car due to its Recaro sports seats while it turbocharged engine provides a sporty driving experience.
The new vehicle is set to hit the compact sports car market segment really strong on its way to the top crushing anyone on its way. This model sells in United Kingdom as the Vauxhall Corsa VXR.
2016 Opel Corsa OPC Exterior
Opel Corsa OPC designers have retained the unique profile of the traditional OPC. However, the new model has also been a little bit tweaked to look sportier. The vehicle comes with a flash blue body shade. At the front, there is a modified grille flanked by new headlights. There are also larger air intakes with an aluminum surround. The front also features a small scoop close to the hood. The flanks on the other hand feature bold side sills connected to the rear.
Moving to the rear, you will find a sporty looking spoiler which is integrated to the trunk lid. Buyers will chose between a subtle spoiler and a more flamboyant one. To add more athleticism to the hatchback are twin Remus exhaust pipes which are attached to the diffuser.
To complete the sporty appeal is a set of 17-inch wheels painted in Flash Blue. The wheels are covered in 215/45 R17 Michelin tires. Buyers will have an option for a performance package that adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a sporty suspension and Brembo brakes.
2016 Opel Corsa OPC Interior
On the inside, the stylish hatchback has been hooked up with a sporty interior. To start with, the driver and passengers will love the Recaro performance bucket seats which are upholstered in leather and feature a contrast stitching. These seats help create more legroom for the passengers.
At the front, there is a multifunctional flat bottomed steering wheel. The steering wheel is also wrapped in leather as is the shifter knob. The hatchback instruments cluster features a mix of analogue gauges with a small display on the instruments cluster.
There is also another color display below the air vents which features the IntelliLink infotainment system. This system enables access to Android and iPhone apps.
Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood, the 2016 Opel Corsa OPC comes with a turbocharged 1.6 L ECOTEC engine which delivers 207 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the engine has an over-boost function that can pump an extra 35 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
With this power, the vehicle accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds which is a second faster than the outgoing model. The new Opel Corsa OPC achieves a top speed of 143 mph.
Price and release date
The 2016 Opel Corsa OPC is expected to hit the showrooms early next year. As of now, the automaker has not announced its official price.
The model will first go on sale in Europe before being shipped to the rest of the world. However, it is not clear if and when the model will arrive in the US. According to rumors, the model will have a starting price of $ 26,000.