2015 Opel Corsa OPC Spied Undisguised, Has a Hood Scoop

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Opel is eager to show the fruits of its labor at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, where the all-new Corsa E will be presented. We know that for a fact, but what we didn't know what that the OPC version is almost ready to debut. And here it is, with its full battle gear of super-sized alloy wheels, muscular shoulders and pointy exhaust pipes.
is making headlines today with these photos of what's clearly a fully undisguised 2015 Opel Corsa OPC, sitting in one of the German company's workshops. To its right is the new Adam Rocks crossover mini, which hasn't reached dealerships yet either.

Like many new cars, the all-new Corsa isn't that all-new, more like a heavy revision of the old car. But, the OPC version does look quite different. Not only does it adopt the same design language as the Adam, but it also has a flat, long air scoop at the front. Is it functional? Probably not, but the engine behind it has more power than ever, so we'll forgive it.

Most supermini hot hatches come with 1.6-liter turbo engines. The littlest OPC is actually the car that started this trend, adopting turbocharging way back in March 2007, when it was launched at the Geneva Motor Show. The 2015 model will have 200 horsepower and around 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque, good for 0 to 100 km/h in around 6.8 seconds and a top speed of around 220 km/h (136 mph).

No fancy twin-clutch gearbox is to be offered, just a re-engineered 6-speed manual. It's worth noting that with 192 hp at its disposal, a special edition model called the Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport recently lapped the Nurburgring faster than a the Clio RS.

The supermini SUV already has three highly acclaimed contenders, from Renault, Ford and Peugeot. Volkswagen is also planning a new Polo GTI for 2015 and to make your buying decision even harder, the MINI Cooper S with a 2-liter engine is also quite good. Audi's premium S1 hatch brings 231 hp and quattro to the game.

Our say: Good thing the Corsa has a scoop, it's going to need it!
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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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