Opel sent for testing in Scandinavia, the new Astra OPC 2013 Spy Photos

Opel, showing last fall, pre-production version of the Astra three-door model, the new generation, the test heading modification, "charged" hatchback Astra OPC, which "bloom" in the spring of next year at an international exhibition in Geneva.

Black and white special protection prevents to see the differences between the show karom GTC Paris Concept and test a prototype, but some publications claim that changes in the shape of the production model will be minimal. Chief rival RenaultSport Megane 250 and Ford Focus ST goes on sale with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with direct fuel injection technology. Power plant will amount to approximately 300 hp According to forecasts, hatchback Opel Astra OPC, equipped with six-speed manual transmission, can accelerate to 100 km / h in less than 6 seconds, top speed of the machine forcibly confined to 250 km / h.

In standard equipment Opel Astra OPC will receive an electronic limited slip differential, similar to what is installed on the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Also in the "base" system will FlexRide, automatically change chassis settings, depending on traffic conditions and driving style driver.

Usual three-door hatchback version of Opel Astra German manufacturer will show the public in September at an exhibition in Frankfurt, and sport versions with the OPC will save a label for the Geneva Motor Show 2012.