Friday, 8 March 2013

!NEW! Ring free for the Opel Astra OPC Cup

  • Transfer of 20 Racing Touring cars at the Nürburgring
  • Customer Teams can benefit from comprehensive service package

With the handover of 20 Astra OPC "Cup" takes the racing comeback of Opel to take shape. Right on traditional Nurburgring, the scene of future wheel-to-wheel duels, got drivers and teams the opportunity to know their use device closer. Protagonist of the official Opel return to the racetrack, the new Astra OPC in a race version for customer sport. The on the Nordschleife developed and coordinated Cup cars are technically designed for the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring. As part of this popular grassroots racing series in Europe - the starting flag for the first of ten races falls on 23 March - the Opel customer teams compete in a separate class and the Opel exclusive brand trophy, the Astra OPC Cup to score points. Highlight of the season, the 24-hour race on the Nordschleife (17 to 20 May).

"With the commitment in the VLN Championship makes us reflect on our motor sport roots, the grassroots", Opel Motorsport Director Joerg Schrott told pilots, team managers, VLN representatives and partners. "The Astra OPC, Cup 'offers our customers the ability to run high profile motor sport - with top equipment and sporting perspective on professional level and at reasonable cost. All 20 cars were sold within a few days. This overwhelming response confirms our pleasure and our new concept. "

For Opel grassroots approach includes a comprehensive benefits package. At the center of this package is the new emergency vehicle, the Astra OPC "Cup", which was developed by Opel in close cooperation with the proven partner Kissling Motorsport and built. It inspired the engineers consistently. To the ideas and needs of private drivers Team boss Stefan Kissling: "The series Astra OPC is well suited as a base for a racing car. In preparation for the first season we completed over 7,000 test kilometers with the Cup version. Here there was zero problems and no reason to touch the substance or changing something fundamental. "This resulted in a race car, the high performance and competitiveness at low cost offers.

The Astra OPC "Cup" with two-liter turbo engine produces 300 hp. For technical specifications include the lightweight body with carbon components and integrated security structure, the multi-adjustable Bilstein performance suspension and high-performance 6-piston monoblock brake system of Performance Friction.

About the excellent material also offers Opel motorsport customers the technical and organizational support to the racetrack and fair prices for spare parts. For added attraction provides a prize pot with attractive premiums. "That's a great concept from Opel," says his 48-year-old Berliner Thorsten Wolter of TKS Motorsport team. "The bill for our riders goes to full. With this car you can really move on the Nordschleife what. So I'm glad to have equal access. I look forward to an exciting season. "

Opel Astra OPC "Cup" - Specifications

Engine: 2.0 liter ECOTEC 16V, variable camshaft adjustment

Power: 300 hp at 5,600 min-1

Torque: 400 Nm at 2500-4500 min-1

Transmission: six-speed gearbox, front axle differential lock

Chassis: HiPerStrut front suspension, Watts link rear suspension, multi adjustable Bilstein performance suspension

Steering: Safety steering column, electro-hydraulic power steering

Wheels: ATS GTR, 9.5 x 18 inches

Braking system: Performance Friction 6-piston monoblock front calliper, ABS system

Disc: 378 mm ventilated (front), 314 mm ventilated (rear axle)

Body: lightweight bodyshell with integrated safety structure 

Inside: SPARCO Competition seat (HANS system capable), electrically triggered fire extinguishing system, side impact protection, 100-liter FT3 safety fuel tank, pneumatic quick lifting system (optional)

Outside: Carbon doors and hood, carbon fiber rear wing and front lip, broadened lightweight bumpers and fenders

Electrical: AIM Screen logger system with shift lamp and data recording

Dimensions and weight: length 4,600 mm, width 1,910 mm, height 1,390 mm, wheelbase 2695 mm, 1280 kg

Racing History: Opel sets milestones

In circuit racing sport for the brand with the flash mainly due to her "home course", the Nürburgring Nordschleife, countless touring car victories. Vision function were the triumphs in the professional sector. Thus, as of 1993, controlled by the Manuel Reuter Calibra V6 for Fan icon, first in the DTM and finally winning the title in 1996 in the succeeding series ITC. Other highlights: the manufacturers' championship in 1998 in the DTM / ITC series STW successor to the Vectra and the overall victory at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in 2003 with the Astra V8 Coupe.

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