New Opel Astra OPC Extreme Goes Crazy with Carbon Fiber

In this second round of photo sharing on its upcoming Astra OPC Extreme, Opel (or Vauxhall, if you prefer) has provided us with a fresh set of black and white images highlighting some of the details on the fast hatchback, and in particular, the use of carbon fiber on the aero parts and the lightweight wheels.

Dubbed the fastest production Astra ever, the OPC Extreme is a limited production run model that will officially break cover at next week’s 2014 Geneva Motors Show – if not earlier…

The inspiration for the OPC Extreme comes from last year’s Astra Cup racecar, with the German brand’s engineers applying all the racetrack lessons they learned in aerodynamics, chassis improvements and weight saving measures on the Astra OPC.

At this point, Opel is mum about the engine on the front-wheel drive hot hatch, which in regular OPC trim, has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four twisting out 276hp (280PS).

By John Halas



Ken Block Puts His Ford Escort Cosworth Through Its Paces In The Swiss Alps

Ken Block’s new Escort Cosworth was built from the ground up after his original was destroyed last year.

Watch The SCG Boot In Action During The Brutal Baja 1000

SCG will start delivering the production version of the Boot to customers next year.

It Never Ends: John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT Bound For Auction Once More

John Cena’s infamous Ford GT could soon get its fifth (!) owner in a little over two years.

Watch As Armed Thieves Lead Police On Chase Driving Stolen UPS Truck

Police opened fire on the UPS truck after traffic ended the chase; the end result was four people dead…

People In White Vans Aren’t Going To Kidnap You Or Sell Your Body Parts, Regardless Of What Facebook Says

Shockingly, a politician said something stupid and made matters worse.

Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport Concept Going Into Production With Up To 770 HP

The high-performance pickup can rocket from 0-60 mph in just 3.45 seconds.

Jetta Brand A Hit In China With 30,000 Sales In Its First Three Months

Jetta had the most successful first three months ever of any new car brand in China.

Lewis Hamilton Checks Out The Mercedes-AMG Project One

The plug-in hybrid hypercar will have more than 986 hp.

LA Woman Got $4 Million Compensation After Sinkhole Swallowed Her Minivan

The 48-year-old suffered a traumatic brain injury and sight issues as a result of the incident.

All-New Chevy Tahoe And Suburban To Debut Later This Month

The Suburban got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Chevy used the event to announce an all-new model is coming soon.