This is it folks, the all-new 2015 Opel Corsa E OPC/Vauxhall Corsa E VXR were officially unveiled and were confirmed for the Geneva Motor Show. As expected, the models are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 207 hp (152 kW) and 245 Nm of torque between 1,900 and 5,800 rpm, while an additional 35 Nm are available with the overboost functionality.
Power it transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission and the Corsa OPC/VXR is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds, while top speed is 230 km/h or 142 mph. Despite these impressive performances, the hot hatch has a fuel consumption of 7.5 l/100 km/h or 37.7 mpg, while CO2 emissions are 174 g/km.
Compared with the standard Corsa E, the OPC/VXR versions are 10 mm closer to the ground, while the chassis features the new Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology that enables the damping forces to adapt to the frequency of the vehicle. Stopping power is ensured by the 308 mm braking discs on the front axle.
For those who want even more, Opel offers the Corsa OPC Performance Package, which includes 18-inch wheels, a mechanical multi-disc differential lock made by Drexler, a more athletic chassis set-up and a Brembo high performance braking system with 330 mm braking discs on the front axle.
When it comes to design, the vehicle shows larger air intakes at the front, a new front-end design, while the rear end shows a stylish roof spoiler as well as a brand new bumper with integrated air diffuser and exhaust tailpipes.
Same sporty theme is seen at the interior where we find Recaro performance seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel wrapped in leather, an OPC/VXR gear knob, sports pedals and characteristic instruments in the OPC/VXR design.