Opel has unveiled the new Astra OPC Nürburgring Edition, a unique version of the three-door Astra that emphasizes the brand’s history at the famous German circuit. Opel’s production cars are extensively tested during their development stage on the ‘Ring, and back in 2005 Manuel Reuter first demonstrated the performance of the Astra OPC when he set a new class record.
The limited edition Astra comes with a special white paint scheme, a larger rear spoiler and checkered flag decals plus lightweight wheels and carbon-look side mirror caps. The interior features full leather trim marked with the outline of the famed Nordschleife on the headrests, carbon-look dash panels and a numbered plaque on the glovebox.
The 237-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine remains untouched, and sees the car travel to 62 mph from rest in 6.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 151 mph. The car officially goes on sale in the first quarter of next year but should make an appearance at next month’s Frankfurt Auto Show.