Opel / Vauxhall Astra OPC / VXR to Debut in Geneva
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Let’s just start with the only car from these two brands to get our blood going in a long time. Yes, the Opel Astra OPC, or Vauxhall Astra VXR if you live in Britain. This brand new car is most powerful production Astra ever made.
It’s got a massive 280 horsepower at the disposal. Based on the GTC’s platform and powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection engine this car will do 155 mph (250 km/h) flat out. This makes it more powerful than the Golf R and Renault Megane RS (facelift with 265 hp), but less so than the Focus RS. Even so, power isn’t everything in the hothatch war.
With a limited slip differential, a proper mechanical one, at the front and HiPerStrut (High Performance Strut), this car sound perfect... on paper at least.
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