The new 2016 Opel Corsa OPC was revealed online this week, and is set to make its world debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Powerful sporty appearanceVisually, the 2016 Opel Corsa OPC sticks to the OPC tradition, with a new OPC exclusive paint in Arden Blue, new front-end design with new large air intakes with aluminium framing and a front hood with a subtle scoop providing the car with an additional dash of athleticism.
The rear end features a subtle spoiler attached to the trunk lid which is available in two varieties including a larger spoiler that is said to increase downforce at the rear axle. The wheels measure 17 inches in diameter and come wrapped in 215/45-size Michelins. There’s also an OPC-optimised braking system with 308 mm front discs, along with a dual exhaust system from Remus with a diffuser.
Optionally you can customise your 2016 Opel Corsa OPC with a Performance Package comprising of a Drexel mechanical multi-disc differential lock, 18-inch rims wrapped around in Michelin tires along with a stiffer chassis setup and a Brembo braking system with 330mm front discs. This will make the performance fans happy, as the Corsa OPC will become a serious contender in terms of outright track prowess.
Inside you’ll find a leather flat-bottomed steering wheel, Recaro performance seats, an OPC gear knob, sport pedals and the rather good IntelliLink infotainment system which we've experienced in the Corsa's smaller brother, the Opel Adam 1.0T.
2016 Opel Corsa OPC EngineUnder the hood, the 2016 Opel Corsa OPC packs a four-cylinder, 1.6-litre Turbo ECOTEC engine delivering 152 kW and 280 Nm of torque sent to the front axle through a six-speed manual gearbox with short ratios.
This setup allows the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 230 kph. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.5-litres/100 km with CO2 emissions of 174 g/km, but we don't quite think you'll get that if the potential performance and fun factor of the Opel Corsa is anything to go by.
The 2016 Opel Corsa OPC is planned for launch in South Africa in the third quarter of 2015.