Opel have just released the Nürburgring Edition of the highly popular Astra OPC. The legendary 100 corner, 20.8km public access racetrack located in the Eifel Mountains is the most severe test a performance car can be subjected too.
Subsequently it is a requisite test for OPC branded vehicles. At hands of Manuel Reuter, an OPC set a class record here in 2005. Recapturing the spirit of this legendary track performance is the 2007 Nürburgring Edition.
Finished in striking white, with a large rear spoiler, carbon look B-pillars and rolling on a set of white mags, the Nürburgring Edition has undeniable road presence.
Power output remains the same as standard Astra OPC models, with the 2-litre turbocharged engine producing 177kW and 320Nm, whilst driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.
Handling has been improved with high performance tyres and a tow millimeter wider track width.
The interior gets a full leather and carbon-fibre trim treatment, whilst the seat headrests are engraved with a map of the track, so you can find your way back to the pits if you get inadvertently lost...
Opel claims performance figures of 0-100km/h of 6.4 seconds, yet with independently verified tests constantly clocking in the low seven second bracket for a similar run in the standard Astra OPC these figures might be a tad optimistic.