Opel Astra J OPC / Holden Astra VXR / Vauxhall Astra VXR

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The Opel Astra J OPC / Holden Astra VXR / Vauxhall Astra VXR was unveiled in 2012 as the high performance version of the Astra coupe.

The car was fitted with a four cylinder 2.0 liter turbocharged direct injection engine producing 206 kW / 280 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The fastest Astra ever could sprint from 0-100km/h in just 6.0 seconds and could reach a top speed of 250 km/h. High tech features such as direct gasoline injection, a twin-scroll turbocharger with intercooler, double camshaft phasing and two balance shafts give this 1998 cm3 all-aluminum alloy engine its impressive performance statistics.

The Opel engineers developed a completely new engine air intake system in order to feed as much air to the turbocharger as possible. In addition, the exhaust system was optimized to further improve the flow of the exhaust gases. The turbocharger itself was further enhanced to withstand even more charge air pressure and therefore the durability of the charger was increased accordingly by using new components. The chassis with dampers made by ZF Sachs benefits from several decisive elements that all enhance the car’s driving dynamics: high performance struts (HiPerStruts) on the front wheel suspension, the mechatronic FlexRide chassis system, a mechanical multi-plate slip differential and Brembo brakes. The chassis has been further sharpened with 19″ alloy wheels as standard together with 245/40 ZR sized tires. In order to convert the power of the new Astra into efficient propulsion, the front axle is equipped with a mechanical multi-plate limited slip differential. The OPC engineers and the Italian specialist Brembo designed a braking system that includes an 18″ brake booster solution with larger ventilated, additionally cooled and cross-drilled 355 x 32 mm discs and 4-piston callipers in the front.

Visually, the car was an even sportier version of the Astra GTC with redesigned front and rear bumpers, side skirts, an aerodynamic roof spoiler and double exhaust tail pipes in a trapezoid shape. Another unique element is the 19” or 20” forged alloy wheels. Inside, there was a new flat bottom steering wheel with smaller diameter, sporty details on the instrument cluster, optional high performance bucked seats, sports shifter and aluminium plated pedals.

 

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Additional information

Model

Opel Astra J OPC / Holden Astra VXR / Vauxhall Astra VXR

Production

2013-2017

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1998 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

280

Power (kw)

206

Power (@rpm)

@2500-4500 rpm

Torque (Nm)

400

Torque (@rpm)

@2500-4500 rpm

0-100km/h

6,0 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

249 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

155 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

8,1

CO2 (g/km)

189 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1550 kg

Length

4465 mm

Width

1839 mm

Height

1488 mm

Wheelbase

2695 mm

Front Track

1588 mm

Rear Track

1588 mm

Boot Space

379

Tire Size

235/45 R19

Front Brakes

355 mm Ventliated Discs

Rear Brakes

315 mm Ventilated Discs