2015 Opel Corsa OPC Makes Video Debut While Drifting Its Own Name

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When Opel revealed the all-new Corsa OPC a couple of days ago, its announcement may have been forced by official photos being leaked online ahead of schedule. As such, the car was shown without video footage, which is kind of a shame when you're talking about something with standard Remus exhaust and Recaro seats.
That all changed today with the arrival of the first official video, which is a promo where female stunt driver San Yelamos drifts the Corsa OPC in the middle of a salt flat/desert. Meanwhile, an artist does his interpretative-style paint routine and together they write "Corsa" in the sand. Romantic and artsy at the same time!

As a reminder, the Corsa E OPC arrives powered by a 1.6-liter Turbo ECOTEC engine delivering 207 HP (152 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque. In combination with a short-shift gearbox, it's able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph).

For those keen on track day weekend events, The hot new Opel is available with the optional Performance Package bringing a Drexler mechanical limited-slip diff, 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin tires and performance brakes with 330mm front discs.

Race driver Joachim „Jockel“ Winkelhock says the Corsa OPC is very nicely balanced and the engine is responsive on the track. Is it the best handling supermini? Stay tuned for Geneva, when we'll all find out!

All we know for sure is that in terms of output, the OPC edges slightly ahead of the Ford Fiesta ST, Clio RS 200 EDC, Peugeot 208 GTi and VW Polo GTI. What's more, none of those cars have ever been able to write their names in the sand.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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