2015 Opel Astra OPC

Thursday, June 19th 2014. | Opel |

Opel Astra ReviewOpel has released this year racing version which was named Opel Astra OPC Extreme, which made its world premiere in 2014 Ganeva Motor Show is one of the performance race car that was raised significantly and developed by people who are experts in their field Nurburging Nordshleife, on the most challenging race tracks in the world, because this car on the runway with the engine turbo 2.0 – liter with more than 300 hp and is equipped with all the high-tech key component of his racing colleagues, Opel Astra OPC Cup. The Astra OPC Extreme version was developed directly from the cup and bring the pure racing technology to the road. If public reaction is as positive as expected, Opel planning a low volume production run to Super Sporty, on the road Extreme though.

Opel car Over three hundredunited nations monitors. the unarmed observers have hp will certainly be unleashed from underneath the Extreme’s carbon fiber hood. Its 2. 0-liter turbo gasoline engine, along with direct injection and variable camshaft phasing, is very basically one of the strong four-cylinder unit Opel has at any time created. The all-aluminum engine is mated to some slick, six-speed manual gearbox transmitting electric ability via a limited-slip differential. This race-proven powerplant can have a straightforward time of your new toy with all the OPC Extreme, as the super sporty car is 100 kilograms lighter compared to a typical Astra OPC because of the high-quality, carbon fiber elements.

Engine Opel Astra OPC Extreme 2015

Opel Astra OPC Engine PicureWidely utilized in F ormula 1 racing to cut back weight, carbon composite is incorporated through the entire Extreme Opel car. This high-strength, ultra-light content is designed to the aerodynamically-optimized rear wing, the actual diffuser, front spoiler, hood, suspension cross-bracing, the actual engine include, total wheels, rear wheelhouse ventilation and roof. More than 300 hp will be removed from under the hood carbon fiber extreme, a gasoline engine 2.0-liter turbo with direct injection and variable camshaft phasing, quite simply the most powerful four-cylinder unit Opel has ever produced. All aluminum engine mated to a slick, six-cylinder manual gearbox transmission of electricity through a limited-slip diferemsial. Powerplant race – proved to have an easy time use it with extreme OPC, because super sporty car weighs 100 kilograms lighter than the Astra OPC due to conventional carbon materials of high quality. This is weight saving inside a decisive space as a result of unsprung mass is substantially reduced – a lot of in the joy of engineers and traveling exciting of drivers. The inhouse manufactured carbon fiber roof is virtually as light-weight like a feather. It weighs merely 2. 6 kilograms, in comparison to a metal roof’s 9. 3 kilograms, and noticeably lowers the actual Astra Extreme’s center of gravity. The fenders are created of aluminum and weigh solely 800 grams a piece as opposed to 2. 2 kilograms in metal.

Opel Astra ImageWeight reduction in key locations greatly improves agility, general handling and, naturally, the actual car’s power-to-weight ratio. As a result, the actual street-legal Extreme sweeps through fast curves as playfully and promptly as the racing brother inside the Nürburgring Endurance Championship (VLN). Opel has too provided the Extreme breathtaking stopping electric ability to match, which has a Brembo six-piston brake technique together with 370 mm diameter discs early on race car. Ultra high-performance, 245/35, 19-inch tires, specially created to the Extreme, too play a key role and provides virtually as a lot of grip as all those people upon the race car. In addition, the actual chassis (spring/damper) is adjustable, merely similar to a genuine touring car racer.

Astra OPC Interior Exterior

Opel OPC AstraWeight reduction in key areas greatly improves agility, overall handling and, of course, the car’s power-to-weight ratio. As a result, the street-legal Extreme sweeps through fast curves as playfully and quickly as its racing brother in the Nürburgring Endurance Championship (VLN). Opel has also given the Extreme breathtaking stopping power to match, with a Brembo six-piston brake system including 370 mm diameter discs up front race car. Ultra high-performance, 245/35, 19-inch tires, specially developed for the Extreme, also play a key role and give almost as much grip as those on the race car. In addition, the chassis (spring/damper) is adjustable, just like in a real touring car racer.

The pursuit of uncompromised performance continues in the design of the Extreme’S cabin: the back seats are out and a safety roll bar is in. The driver and co-driver are perfectly positioned in specially-designed Recaro bucket seats, complete with six-point safety belts from Schroth. In the Astra OPC Extreme, the crew doesn’t just sit in the car, they are fully integrated as part of the vehicle itself. The driver also has the tactile pleasure of gripping a superb, carbon-fiber-reinforced, suede-covered steering wheel with fine yellow decorative stitching. Opel Motorsport’s core color also dresses up the Astra OPC Extreme elsewhere, for instance in the exclusively designed logo and as lacquer on the side sills and front spoiler lip. Apropos lacquer, the Astra GTC body format – the base model for the OPC Extreme – ideally embodies Opel’s sculptural design philosophy. Its flowing, sculpted shapes and precise accents blend into dramatic proportions. The Astra OPC Extreme’s multi-layer paint lacquer is combined with high-quality decal details to give a three-dimensional effect, further emphasizing the car’s clean edges, bold lines and athletic proportions.

Design Aerodynamic

Opel Astra PicWidely used in Formula 1 racing to reduce weight, carbon composite is incorporated throughout the Extreme. This high-strength, ultra-light material is used for the aerodynamically-optimized rear wing, the diffuser, front spoiler, hood, suspension cross-bracing, the engine cover, complete wheels, rear wheelhouse ventilation and roof. The carbon wheels are 20 kilograms lighter than their aluminum counterparts. This is weight saving in a decisive area because unsprung mass is substantially reduced – much to the joy of engineers and driving fun of drivers. The inhouse manufactured carbon fiber roof is almost as light as a feather. It weighs just 2.6 kilograms, compared to a steel roof’s 9.3 kilograms, and noticeably lowers the Astra Extreme’s center of gravity. The fenders are made of aluminum and weigh only 800 grams a piece instead of 2.2 kilograms in steel.

 

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