The shots are taken both on the old Nordschleife section as well as on the modern Grand Prix circuit.
Opel did not offer any info on the Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition, with the exception of announcing that the average fuel consumption is 7.6 liters/100 km (30.95 mpg US) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 178 grams per kilometer.
According to GM’s German subsidiary, both the Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition and the Insignia OPC Unlimited underwent a 10,000-kilometer (6,213 miles) test program on the Nordschleife to prove their endurance and to fine-tune the chassis and drive components for the track conditions. The extensive track testing is said to be equivalent to 180,000 kilometers (111,850 miles) driven on normal roads.
The car is motivated by a 1.6-liter engine that pushes out about 210 horsepower at 5,750 rpm. The boost comes thanks to a modified engine management and turbocharger system, plus sports exhaust with reduced back pressure. To improve traction in the corners, Opel has also fitted the little Corsa track attacker with a mechanical, multi-plate limited-slip differential.
The chassis has also been retuned, with the car sporting a lower ride height, new Bilstein springs and dampers and a new lightweight front braking system from Brembo. Electronic systems such as the ABS, Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control have been recalibrated to suit the car's new configuration.