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SPIED! Opel Astra GSI

2011-01-25 08:16

SPORTY: Opel is set to launch a sportier version of its Astra hatchback

Though launched near the end of 2010, Opel's Astra has quickly gained popularity among Opel enthusiasts and now the German automaker is planning a sportier variant.

Our spy photographers snapped these photos of the new GSI undergoing testing.

In our images you can see a re-designed front bumper and skirt with bigger air-intakes and daytime driving lights.

At the rear you can spot the additional exhaust pipe and the hugerear bumper. Overall, the new model rides a few centimetres lower than the standard version.

The new GSI will be powered by a two-litre, four-cylinder bi-turbo engine capable of 139kW - enough to top the current models' top speed of 230km/h as well as rocketing from 0-100km/h in 8.2 seconds.


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