Video: Opel Vauxhall GTC Paris Concept First Promo

By Auto News Log • September 27th, 2010

Designed to preview the Astra OPC / VXR, the concept features an aggressive front fascia, LED daytime running lights and muscular rear wheel haunches. Other highlights include a roof-mounted spoiler, aluminum window trim and 21-inch wheels with carbon-fiber inserts.

Inside, the cabin is outfitted with sports seats, metallic trim, contrast stitching and a sports steering wheel.

Motivation is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 290 PS (213 kW / 286 bhp). It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission, which sends power to the front wheels through a limited slip differential.

For improved handling, engineers installed a FlexRide suspension and a compound crank rear axle with a Watt’s link. According to Opel, the Watt’s link “…better supports lateral forces on the suspension while cornering. It also makes the car dynamic and agile without compromising on stability and comfort.”


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