Opel just unleashed a more powerful hatchback called the Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition. It is based on the Corsa with a re-tuned engine to compete with the likes of Ford Focus RS500 and other performance subcompact cars in Europe.
The new Opel Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition is all about speed. Opel Performance Center (OPC) has tuned the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine to 210 horsepower power and 184 pound-feet of torque from the original specs of 192 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. And a multi-plate mechanical limited-slip differential is also added to help put power to the pavement where it is supposed to be.
In addition, OPC added Bilstein suspension components and Brembo brakes, recalibrated the ABS, traction control and stability management systems along with 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 35-series low-profile tires to help maintain optimum stability through those curves at the track. Furthermore, to enhance aerodynamic stability and look appeal, OPC fitted the front end with a new front spoiler and a dual-tipped stainless-steel sports exhaust with reduced back pressure out in the rear.
With the new performance upgrades, the Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition now can sprint from 0-60 mph in 6.8 second and with a top speed reaching 143 mph.
As for the interior, the Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition features distinctive sill plates with black and red ‘Nürburgring’ lettering, decorative white stitching on the front Recaro sports seats, handbrake and gearshift console. The front headrests are also embossed with the ‘Nürburgring’ logo and the steering wheel insert is finished in piano black.
Only 500 units of the Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition will be built for the this limited-edition run, and it can now be ordered for about 27,650 euros (incl. VAT in Germany).