Opel Astra OPC Extreme Might Be a Worthy Challenger to Honda's Civic Type R [VIDEO]
Mar 06, 2014 14:00
Will Opel build the Astra OPC Extreme to compete with Honda's Civic Type R concept? The car just made its official appearance at the Geneva Motor Show. The car was developed on the Nürburgring Nordschleife and is derived directly from the Astra OPC Cup race car.
The car features racing components including a roll bar, as well as lightweight carbon fiber parts such as the hood, rear wing, diffuser, front spoiler, hood, suspension cross-bracing, engine cover, complete wheels, rear wheelhouse ventilation and roof.
Opel didn’t offer performance figures, but said the OPC Extreme is equally quick as its racing brother. How about a race off with Honda's Civic Type R then?
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