What started with the Astra OPC in 1999 has become 15 years of history in which some of the models with better reception among Opel customers have benefited from a preparation of series that improvements in performance and aesthetics more sports were the main objectives in launching this version.
The first Opel Astra OPC had a two-liter naturally aspirated engine with 160 hp implying a significant increase in performance propeller series with 136 hp. A lower center of gravity aerodynamic package and shock absorbers brakes and sport seats characterized the novelty presented by the German improvement center 'Opel Performance Center' performance.
Would soon arrive in the Zafira OPC which took over the two-liter engine but turbocharged. With an output of 192 hp it became the world's fastest minivan. The success of this sport version to improvements propeller two liters would in the second generation of the previous two models (2005) and would be capable of yielding 240 hp.
Vectra (also in familiar body) and Meriva would join the bandwagon of this sport version the first one taking the lead with its mechanics of 2.8 liters and an output of 255 hp. Soon after in 2007 the first generation born Opel Corsa OPC small borrowing the propeller Meriva but supercharged by turbo up to 192 hp (in the Meriva were 180 hp).
The records harvested by the Astra OPC and Corsa OPC in the northern part of the 'Green Hell' have led to the creation of the special editions 'Nürburgring Edition' in homage to the times established in 2005 and 2007 respectively making in the fastest in its class at the time.
Best performance and sportiness have continued to arrive from OPC the most powerful work is reflected in the leading brand Insignia both conventional body as a family incorporates the 2.8 V6 Turbo 325 hp and bringing together everything worked matter to the long history of German sports performance center.