Spyshots: 2011 Opel Astra GTC

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If you believed the New Astra, as Opel calls it, is quite a good-looker, especially because is nothing like the Astra models we got used to for years, then you will find the GTC to be perhaps the most aggressive Astra version in years.

Despite the rigid, German-style camo the car is wrapped in, the GTC lines can be clearly distinguished, bringing into the spotlight a possible Scirocco contender. To be presented at the Paris Auto Show this fall, the newest GTC version of the Astra will go on sale in spring next year, with quite an offering in terms of performance.

The GTC will likely be powered by supercharged petrol engines, versions of the ones found on the hatchback variant. The diesel engine offer for the GTC will include 1.7l CDTI (130 hp) and 2.0l CDTI (160 hp).

As for other features meant to set the three-door coupe apart from its five door hatchback peer, the GTC will likely get a LED transplant, encased in aggressively styled side panels. The GTC will not be the last high-performance model based on the current Astra. It will be followed by the OPC variant, which will also get on the center stage of Opel's display at the Paris Auto Show.

More powerful than the GTC, the OPC will likely output around 300 hp, given the fact that the previous version developed 240 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque from a 2.0l four-cylinder engine.
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