The new Opel Astra is widely offered, however, the expansion of her family, and the new models continue to arrive on the market. The current model has not yet been offered in its sports variant. More precisely, high-performance 2018 Opel Astra OPC is the latest model of this name. Presentation of the Astra OPC model is scheduled for the end of 2016 and the beginning of sales of vehicles more quickly in 2017. All the changes brought by the new 2017 Opel Astra are visible with sports version.
2018 Opel Astra OPC Redesign
Since the all-new Astra was not offered with 3 doors, not 2018 Opel Astra OPC will not exist as a hot-hatch with the 3, but with 5 doors. This is the first novelty. Opel’s designers have made it clear to everyone that the sports car because of its general prefix does not have to be cramped and dysfunctional. 2018 Astra OPC is exactly everything but dysfunctional hatchback with 5 doors.
Model suffered a complete redesign, starting with a significant reduction in the overall weight of the vehicle, a new platform and a new engine. 150 kg less has a large impact on the performance of this vehicle. Cheap plastic, two stripes on the hood and revised engine, replaced the real quality features. The new platform has enabled the installation of a new, simpler construction suspension. Thanks to more efficient reliance exploited the potential of the engine, chassis and Hiper Strut.
Two years ago was rumored about the new engine, which will provide new OPC model, the same efficiency and performance what have so far. The company changed the engine with more volume, more precisely 2.0 L for the smaller one 1.6 L. The new smaller gasoline engine 4-cylinder engine is turbocharged. It has an output of around 300 hp. In the opinion of critics 2018 Opel Astra OPC equipped with this engine represents a worthy competitor to VW Golf R in the segment of hot-hatch model.
Although on the new platform with the new suspension, 2018 Astra OPC will not have the drive to all four wheels. Slip differential, Brembo brakes and sport seats are just part of the sports pack, which is an integral part of each model with the OPC label.