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Opel Corsa OPC


Casablanca White

Standard Colour

Magma Red

Premium Paint


Flaming Yellow

Premium Paint


Carbon Flash Black

Premium Paint


Arden Blue

Premium Paint – OPC exclusive

These Corsa OPC colours are examples only and
are not an accurate indication of the true colour.

Opel Corsa OPC

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  • Tiny, but powerful hot hatch with 141kW of power
  • Entry to the OPC range from $28,990*
  • Ultimate expression of Corsa’s performance

The entry to the OPC performance vehicle range is the Corsa OPC. A real pocket-rocket, the Corsa OPC one of the most powerful hot hatch in its class. The Corsa OPC represents the ultimate expression of the Corsa’s youthful and fun attitude, with lively handling along with true performance.


The key to the sporty performance of the Corsa OPC is its latest generation 1.6-litre turbo engine. With class leading power from the 1.6-litre turbocharged and intercooled engine, the Corsa OPC offers 141 kW @ 5,850 revs/min with maximum torque under normal conditions of 230 Nm available between 1,980 and 5,800 rpm. The Corsa OPC has a little extra available however with an ‘overboost’ system that can be activated to elevate torque to 260Nm when a short burst of extra performance is needed, when overtaking for example. Drive is via a six-speed manual transmission to ensure the best spread of ratios and optimised performance.

The engine’s cylinder head, sump, and turbo-specific intake manifold with its side-mounted throttle valve are all made from aluminium. The turbocharger housing is integrated into the exhaust manifold. This optimised position provides a performance advantage with improved turbine response as well as a weight saving over more traditional turbocharger installations.

In a car that weighs in at 1,280 kg this translates into a zero to 100 km/h acceleration time of 7.2 seconds. To top it off, the Corsa OPC’s fuel consumption averages out at a very respectable 7.5 litres per 100 kilometres on the combined cycle test regime.


When the Opel OPC engineers set about making the Corsa OPC, a fun driving experience was at the top of the agenda. As a sporty compact car the Corsa already, the OPC chassis team simply needed to build on this base to provide the added levels of balance and agility that are expected from a true performance car.

Technical experts from both the production car team and from special vehicle development at Opel, assisted by engineering specialists from Lotus Engineering, worked on the Corsa to refine this platform as the basis of the OPC version.

Key differences on the Corsa OPC compared to the standard Corsa are that the chassis sits 15mm lower to the ground, and a revised rear axle geometry that increases stiffness and decreases the roll rate by 25%. Spring and damper tuning is adjusted accordingly.

The ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) can be turned off in the event that the driver wants to add further excitement to his driving experience. The full suite of driver aids include: Brake Assist; Hill Start Assist; Electronic Brake Force Distribution; Straight Line Stability Control; Cornering Brake Control; Traction Control, and Cruise Control.

The Opel Corsa OPC includes 17-inch alloy rims fitted with 215/45R17-87V tyres as standard with an optional 18-inch alloy available. The Corsa OPC includes performance-tuned brakes as standard with 308mm ventilated discs at the front and 264mm discs at the rear.

A feature of the Corsa OPC is the electro-hydraulic, variable-progressive steering that provides a sporty feel. The power-assisted system has a ratio of 13:1 in straight ahead driving conditions, an already direct ratio. As the steering angle increases, so does the level of response. With the steering wheel angle at 90 degrees the steering ratio is at 11.8:1. The variable ratio steering is also used to ease parking with the ratio increasing to 13.3:1 to reduce steering effort when large steering inputs are sensed at low speed.

As with the rest of the Opel range in Australia, the Corsa OPC boasts a five-star EuroNCAP rating. SRS airbags are provided in front of the driver and front seat passenger and in the sides of the front seats. In addition curtain type airbags provide side impact protection.


Based on the well-proportioned styling of the original three-door Corsa, the Corsa OPC presents a striking styling package to match its performance. The Corsa OPC is targeted at a younger group of buyers with the design team taking a very expressive approach in their adaptation for this OPC model.

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The roof spoiler and the revised front- and rear-bumper/valance styling with their distinctive aero grille immediately command attention. A dark shaded diffuser adds aero function and style to the rear view. Moulded side sills complete the transition and blend with the extended front and rear bumpers and a colour-keyed crossbar defines the grille. Other unique styling cues are the distinctive side mirrors with a triangular design motif. This is a motif that is used extensively throughout the vehicle from the front bumper recesses for the fog lights through to the exhaust outlet and sporty optional 18-inch alloy wheels.

Interior styling is in keeping with the sporty nature of the Corsa OPC. Door-sill treatments, the chrome surrounds on the gauges and their red needle indicators are all typical OPC.

The steering wheel offers distinct motor sport styling with its flat-bottomed lower edge and coloured ring to mark its top centre position. The leather-covered steering wheel has a thick grip. Bare aluminium pedals, leather gear knob and quality lacquer finish for the centre console provides a quality ambience. The steering is adjustable for both reach and height.

The sports seats fitted to the Corsa OPC are the product of a joint development programme between Opel and specialist seat maker Recaro. They feature integrated head restraints and side airbags. The seats have combination cloth/Moroccana trim with silver stitching. The seats are designed to provide optimum support, especially lateral support, even during the most enthusiastic driving experiences. The driver’s seat is six-way adjustable.

The seats have a race-seat look and break with tradition in that they are based on a plastic shell reinforced with glass fibres rather than a tubular steel frame. The thermoplastic injection process used to manufacture the seats offers far more control over the shape and contour of the seat than is available with a steel frame construction.

The integration of the head restraints and side airbags into the seat ensures a high level of safety. The seats are provided with cut outs to accommodate four point seat belts should the owner wish to fit these. Despite their out and out sports configuration the seats do not impact on functionality or practicality of the rear seats. The seats feature the familiar Easy-Entry system that offers hassle free access to the rear seats on Opel cars.

In the world of small performance vehicles, the Corsa OPC presents an exciting offering to the Australian market.

Opel Corsa OPC: Pricing* Summary




Premium Paint

18-inch Alloys

Opel Corsa OPC

1.6T manual





* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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