Opel Corsa D OPC Nürburgring Edition
Opel Corsa D OPC is the hot hatch version of the 3-door B-Segment model that was launched in 2007 and received a facelift in 2011. The Opel Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition was an even more focused limited edition with just around 500 units planned.
Additional power was delivered by modified engine management and turbocharger systems, a sports exhaust with reduced back pressure, and optimization for 100 octane fuel. As a result, the maximum output of the 1.6-liter OPC turbo engine was raised from 141 kW/192 hp to 154 kW/210 hp, giving a specific power rating of 131.4 hp per liter. The maximum torque of the base engine (230-266 Nm) was also increased to 250 Nm and 280 Nm when the turbocharger’s ‘overboost’ function was activated. The car completed the 0-100 km/h sprint in 6.8 seconds and could reach a top speed of 230 km/h.
In order to convert such power into efficient propulsion, the front axle was equipped with a mechanical, multi-plate limited-slip differential which helps reduce wheel slip when there are very high lateral forces under acceleration. The chassis of the Corsa top model was also retuned. Modifications included an even lower ride height, the use of newly developed spring and damper units by Bilstein and a new lightweight front braking system from specialists Brembo with bespoke, high-performance brake linings. The control algorithms for the chassis support systems – ABS, Traction Control (TC) and the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – were recalibrated by experts at the Opel Performance Center to match the car’s new configuration.
Visual highlights included two exclusive body colors – apple-green ‘Grasshopper’ and red ‘Henna’ – as well as newly designed 8 x 18-inch, forged aluminum wheels in high-gloss grey, shod with the 225/35 R 18 V tires. Other features distinguishing the ‘Nürburgring Edition from the facelifted Opel Corsa D OPC were a front spoiler lip and a new dual exhaust in stainless steel, as well as ‘Nürburgring’ logos on the B-pillars. The sports interior featured unique sill plates with black and red ‘Nürburgring’ lettering, and decorative white stitching on the front Recaro sports seats, as well as the rear seats, handbrake and gearshift console. The front seatbacks were also embossed with the ‘Nürburgring’ logo and the steering wheel insert was finished in piano black.
Opel Corsa D OPC Nurburgring Edition
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308 mm Ventilated Discs
264 mm Discs