2018-2019 Opel Astra OPC – a hurricane in a stylish package


The new generation 2018-2019 Opel Astra OPC – a platform borrowed from the already well-known Russian motorists of 2018-2019 Opel the Astra the GTC . Presentation of the public the next news from 2018-2019 Opel was carried out at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring of and the summer of the same year the company’s management announced the beginning of sales of the model in Russia. This article will examine 2018-2019 Opel Astra OPS sample – year, to see whether the proposed price is valid for an initial version in the amount of 1.165 million rubles, as well as justify whether the model assigned to it by hope, as drayvovy and energetic car.

Incendiary 2018-2019 Opel Astra OPS attracts attention in the first few moments after looking at it (see. Photos and videos). She did not even budging, the impression of the beast lurking, ready at the first opportunity to dart off rapidly. Front – a stylish head optics and impressive size bumper, fun, smiling large air intake grille.

Along the edges of the fairing are located the imaginary additional air ducts, producing the effect of this. The body kit with aerodynamic features, door sills, spoiler on the site back door glass fusion and roof of the car – all this combines perfectly with the inflated wheel arches, under which is able to accommodate tires 245/40 R19 or 245/35 R20.

In profile, the rear bumper is integrated diffuser fairing. The openings of the exhaust system with chrome frames are beautifully decorated and are located on the edges of the bumper. The proposed color palette coloring trends of the body is diverse – there are eight colors: two choices of white, juicy, yellow, bright red, blue, dark green, blue and black. In any case, the car is stunning.

  • External dimensions of the body 2018-2019 Opel Astra OPC is almost exactly the size of repeat version 2018-2019 Opel Astra GTC. Charged Astra OPC length of 4466 mm, 1840 mm wide, 1482 mm high, with a 2695 mm wheelbase, 135 mm ground clearance, track front and rear wheels – 1587 mm.

The decoration of interior 2018-2019 Opel Astra OPC model familiar from the Astra J – is a pleasant and comfortable architecture of the front panel, two pairs of large and small round scales on the instrument panel, the center console with a variety of control buttons, the display-board computer system.


The steering wheel and front seats have the original appearance, it is inherent in the OPC. Steering wheel trimmed in leather and anatomically accurate fits in the palm of the driver: the bottom on the steering wheel has a sporty undercut, and in place of a conventional grip – pronounced nodules for large fingers. 2018-2019 Opel independently developed-bucket seats that have been approved and certified by the necessary certificates AGR – the German Orthopaedic Association. The location of these seats is quite low, so the driver behind the wheel is almost reclining. Seat covers a choice of either leather or combined – leather and fabric. Seats are regulated in 18 different versions, including the drive rollers have supporting the thigh and lumbar buttress.

Ergonomic gear shift lever conveniently fits in your hand, and on the pedals have a lining of aluminum and rubber bumps, so the shoes do not slip on them. With so many seat adjustment to find the optimal position is not so easy, but when the goal is reached, the driver feels like a racing car.

The basic version of equipment 2018-2019 Opel Astra OPC model years -, of course, are not able to include all the useful and interesting options, so there are several additional packages that allow motorists to take into account any preferences. For example, in the Design package, which will cost 25 thousand rubles, including sills, spoiler and LED lights in the rear lights. In the Performance package, which cost 45 thousand, provided heated mirrors with electric drive and the ability to develop, adaptive illumination with xenon AFL +, as well as rain and light sensors. Unlimited Package for which will have to pay 80 thousand, will appreciate further navigation, parking sensors and the side airbags, curtain airbags. And by paying 150 thousand, the happy owner of a new Astra OPC will have at its disposal a complete forged wheels R20, interior in leather and musical system Infinity.

Specifications: 2018-2019 Opel Astra OPS – winner of the phenomenal engine petrol turbo that with the volume of 2.0 liters capable of developing 280 horsepower power. A transmits the torque to the front wheels, 6-speed manual transmission with mechanical locking differential.

Front suspension is based on the MacPherson strut, but they are mounted on a special scheme HiPerStrut and have a separate steering knuckle with attached to them hubs. Because of this when you turn the steering rack does not move, which allows a 44% reduction in cross-axial tilt, and 46% – the running shoulder. That is, the contact area between tire and road maximum and, consequently, it becomes easier to control the machine.
The rear suspension works on the basis of a beam with Watt’s engine, but it springs 30% stiffer than usual in the 2018-2019 Opel Astra and the ground clearance underestimated on 10 mm in comparison with the 2018-2019 Opel Astra GTC. Complementing this impressive set of FlexRide dampers, Brembo brakes with 355 mm discs and steering with hydraulic booster and different settings – Normal, OPC and Sport.

Test Drive: even when you run the engine on his roar becomes clear how enormous power it has. Upon heating of the engine over time is muted rumble, becoming smooth and noble composure. Long-travel clutch pedal, precise gear engagement, excellent steering wheel and a perfect fit for active management. However, even crushing the accelerator pedal to the floor the car going straight without much effort to keep the steering wheel. On dry and flat asphalt can fully experience all the possibilities of the engine, and 100 mph can be achieved in just 6 seconds and 150 mph in 11.5 seconds and 200 mph for 20-21 seconds. By the way, the maximum speed at which the car is capable of, is 250 mph according to the manufacturer, the owners really manages to accelerate to 259 mph -270. Tight and responsive steering wheel makes it very subtly feel the car. When you press the brake pedal body elastic rolls forward, stop going on exactly, powerful and incredibly smooth.
Although, in spite of the brutal characteristics, the car is extremely intuitive, very tame and docile, quite suitable for driving on the highway with the wind, and for daily family trips on business.

The price of the new 2018-2019 Opel Astra OPC – year from 1.165 million. Rubles, it seems not so high, given the pleasure of handling, drive and dynamics of the enlarged striking aesthetic effect of the exterior of the car. Regarding the cost of additional options for those who want to buy them: they can raise the price of a hurricane hatchback Astra OPC to 1.391 million rubles.. And is it worth saving a little more than 200 thousand. Rubles, abandoning navigation, adaptive xenon headlights, Bose music and stylish two-tone forged discs OPC’s up to the buyer.