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Opel Plans to Unveil the New Astra OPC at Geneva

The most powerful Astra to date will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show, along with the new Mokka SUV and RAD e-concept bike.

Opel will be unveiling its new Astra OPC at the Geneva Motor Show. As a high-performance version of the GTC, the new OPC is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection four-pot that produces 276hp and 295lb-ft of torque. With a top speed of 155mph this makes it the fastest and most powerful Astra ever. As the OPC remains FWD the extra power is dealt with via a new mechanical limited slip differential in conjunction with the GTC's HiPerStrut technology.

The FlexRide system features a sport button and a new 'VXR' button, both of which will stiffen the ride and sharpen throttle response. Inside, both front seats use a cutting-edge weight-saving material and have a lower seating position and up to 18 different settings. At Geneva, Opel will also be unveiling the new Mokka SUV (the Buick Encore's twin) and its RAD e concept, a futuristic e-bike that the automaker claims responds to customers' needs to be mobile when car usage is restricted or no longer possible.

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