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Hot Hatch Opel Corsa GSi Sells from 19,960 Euros

A blend between an average Corsa and an OPC version, Opel’s GSi flavor of the hatchback, presented this March, is now available for order. The German carmaker announced on Thursday the Corsa GSi can be purchased as of now in Germany starting from €19,960.
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The GSi is powered by a 1.4-liter turbo engine punchy enough to generate 150 hp of power and 220 Nm of torque. Paired to a short-ratio, six-speed transmission, the engine pushes the car from a standstill to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds.

Only one second later, the speedometer reads 120 kph (74 mph), and a few more seconds after that the Corsa reaches its top speed of 207 kph (128 mph).

But its not necessarily the engine that makes all the difference when it comes to the GSi, but the OPC-tweaked parts that made it into its construction.

The car uses an OPC-tuned chassis, similar to the one deployed on the Corsa OPC. The chassis and the disc brakes have been tested and tweaked on the Nürburgring by Opel’s own director of performance cars, Volker Strycek. 

The aerodynamic performances of the model have been improved with the addition of a prominent rear spoiler on the edge of the roof, needed to create additional downforce.

The interior of the Corsa has been updated for a more sportier feel as well. The car features a sports steering wheel, leather gearshift knob and aluminum pedals that complement the Recaro performance seat.

Opel began giving the Corsa range a GSi version in 1988 when it introduced the 100 hp Corsa A. It kept making them until 2012 when the Corsa D ended the lineage, now revived with the new generation.

“We are continuing our long GSi tradition with the new Corsa GSi,” said in a statement Peter Küspert, Opel’s manager of sales.

“There was already an especially sporty variant of the very first Corsa, which is a sought after classic-to-be. Our latest athlete will set new standards in the segment with its OPC sports chassis.”

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