Easily distinguished from its wider whee archer, wheels, flared bumpers and deck wing, the smallest OPC model will also receive a new front end. But that's not all.
We think the Corsa OPC will adopt the latest 1.6-liter SIDI Turbo engine which has just been dropped into the Cascada. This makes 200 PS and more importantly 300 Nm of torque. Most cars in this class have 200 PS, but none of them have this much torque: MINI Cooper S has 250 Nm, Peugeot 208 GTi has 275, Fiesta ST has 244 Nm and the Clio RS has 240 Nm. Opel should also have a new gearbox lined up for this car.
Our spy photographers have captured the Corsa OPC while it was undergoing testing at the Nurburgring. Ironically, the new tailpipe setup for the car is the same as the outgoing Nurburgring Edition of the hot hatch. Dropping the central-mounted pipe for two simpler pipes, the Corsa almost looks like it's been tuned.