New Opel Corsa GSi Gets A 150PS 1.4L Turbo And OPC Chassis

Opel is trying to lure you away from other subcompact hot hatches with the all-new Corsa GSi.

Following hot on the heels of the recently launched Insignia GSi models, the latest member to join the Corsa family sports a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine rated at 150PS (148hp / 110kW) and 220Nm (162lb-ft) of torque.

The unit is married to a six-speed manual gearbox, said to have been optimized for winding roads, and allows the car to hit the 100km/h (62mph) mark, from a standstill, in 8.9 seconds, and a top speed of 207km/h (129mph).

The new Opel Corsa GSi won’t break any speed records, but the performance should prove to be enough for the driver to explore the chassis. Moreover, the warm version of the Opel Corsa returns a combined fuel consumption of 6.2-6.3 l/100 km (46-45 UK mpg / 38-37 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 143-147 g/km on average.

Also Read: New 150PS Opel Corsa S Is The Next Best Thing To An OPC

Sitting on the same chassis as the OPC version, the Corsa GSi promises “outstanding handling and short brake distances”, especially when ordered with the optional 18-inch alloy wheels, shod with 215/40 tires.

Elsewhere, the warm supermini model stands out thanks to its sporty exterior design, which features larger air intakes, a sculptured bonnet and modeled side sills. Opel says that the roof-mounted wing “creates additional downforce”, while the sporty chrome tailpipes contribute to its unique stance.

The PSA-owned brand has yet to release images with the interior of the car, but it gets optional Recaro seats, sports steering wheel, leather wrapped gearshift knob and aluminum pedals.

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  • Honestly, I still go with Fiesta ST or Mini Cooper S.

    • Christian

      That is like sayn . I would get a 5-series over the 1-series..? This is not the OPC version but the 1,4 150 Bhp. Same class as the 140 Bhp Fiesta and Suzuki Swift Sport, my Wigga. 🙂

      • Well pretty sure you can get Mini Cooper for 17k GBP, and Fiesta ST is around 19k GBP and Swift Sport is 16k GBP.

        So yeah maybe you want to check pricelist before commenting 😉

        • Christian

          What you on about? What is the price for the GSi?

          • GSi is a brand new model and they haven’t release performance spec and nor the price.

            Given Adam Rocks, which is a warm hatch start at 14k GBP, Corsa GSi will be above those.

          • Christian

            Brand new? Lol, you could get it before outside the UK… It’s the same 1,4 Turbo with 150 Bhp

  • cat

    Cool car!!!

  • zM

    …er… I know Opel is amid a product re-estructuring, but this is na Opel Corsa OPC… with a lesser engine. Yes, I suppose the idea is to “‘GSi’-fy” everyting ‘sport’ and keep the ‘OPC’ label for the TOP performance – fine. But this is what it is. Instead on the 210Hp engine (Corsa OPC – this generation, coming from previous Nurburgring edition previous gen), they used what seems the Corsa S/Adam S engine. I imagine the GSi will be the ‘S’ sport version for all Opel cars worthy, and the OPC will exist problably from Astra, up.

    • uS’gedlemba

      thats IF the new owener PSA is keen on keeping the OPC brand alive…I suspect this is a move to lay the OPC brand into hibernation for a while..

  • eb110americana

    The Corsa is a pretty tiny sub-compact that appears to weigh around 2500 lbs. How is it that 150 hp and 166 lb.ft. torque take nearly 9 seconds to reach 62 mph?! A Miata, which is less than 100 lbs. lighter, has 5 more hp, but 18 less torque (and no turbo to pre-spool), does the deed in a hair over 6 seconds. Yes, the Mazda is a RWD sportscar, but 3 seconds deficit in acceleration is almost unfathomable.

    • ctse

      I think they are just rather conservative with their figures, could probably hit it in 8 seconds or less I’d guess in the right conditions.

  • ProtectOurHeritage

    Soon to be replaced by boring PSA-based trash!

    • haudit

      As opposed to what, the outdated Fiat-based trash it is now?

      • ProtectOurHeritage

        At least this GSi can go around corners, if they use they same suspension units from Citroens or Peugeots (which is likely) then they probably shouldn’t bother.

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