Opel Corsa OPC will Make A Big Comeback in Electric
The current Opel Corsa will be available in an OPC version, so only offered with an electric motor and new, more sporty settings.
At the present time, everything suggests that fun and accessible little sportswomen are definitely doomed. The fault, among other things, of a totally disproportionate penalty, the maximum amount of which can sometimes simply exceed the price of the vehicle concerned, but also of increasingly stringent environmental standards. While Peugeot has definitely said goodbye to its GTi badge and Renault has decided not to roll over its Clio RS, the automotive landscape is getting sadder and sadder, with only a few die-hards left, such as the Ford Fiesta ST and the new Toyota GR Yaris. Sportiness is therefore electric today, while the lion brand could launch a more efficient version of its new 208, which will then only be available in a zero-emission version. This gives Opel ideas, which could also offer a sportier version of its Corsa, by reviving the OPC badge, as our British colleagues from Autoexpress suggest.
They inform us that the brand at the Blitz has officially confirmed the arrival in the showrooms of an Opel Corsa OPC from next year. If the technical information has not yet been communicated, we know that this variation will be only electric and take over the engine of the standard Corsa-e, strong of 136 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque, carrying as a reminder a 50 kWh battery. Nothing new under the sun, therefore, at the risk of disappointing those who were waiting for the return of this legendary badge like the Messiah and who will therefore have to be content with an already known electric motor. But don’t worry, this new Corsa OPC will be sporty, but in a different way. According to Stephen Norman, managing director of Vauxhall in the United Kingdom, this new version will be distinguished by suspensions, brakes and a revised direction. According to him “we have more than enough power. But we can add performance in another way. ”
An Opel Mokka OPC in preparation?
But that’s not all, because Opel would also prepare us an OPC version of its new Mokka, as our English colleagues say. This variation should have the same characteristics as the city car, with its 136 horsepower engine, the same one found under the hood of the Peugeot e-208, which should serve as the basis for a PSE badged version. According to Autoexpress, we will then have to expect that the small SUV, cousin of the Peugeot e-2008, retains its engine, and is then able to achieve 0 to 100 km / h in just 8.3 seconds, which remains quite honorable. Again, the focus should then be on things like suspensions and braking to improve the overall efficiency of the vehicle. According to our colleagues, the SUV should also offer new bucket seats, a sports steering wheel, as well as red details in the passenger compartment, while the exterior will be distinguished among other things by a specific aerodynamic kit and new rims.
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