The new Opel Corsa GSi has arrived. Small and sporty with turbo boost and OPC chassis is after the Insignia the second GSi model. The Corsa GSi is powered by Opel’s lively 1.4-litre turbo with 110 kW/150 hp and 220 Nm of torque. Mated to a short-ratio, six-speed gearbox, the four-cylinder power unit delivers outstanding punch in second and third gears, as well as a maximum torque plateau from 3,000 to 4,500 rpm.
The “hot hatch” from Rüsselsheim covers from 0 to 100 km/h in only 8.9 seconds and impresses with great elasticity: it takes just 9.9 seconds to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h in fifth gear. Top speed is 207 km/h. The OPC chassis and the disc brakes with red calipers have been set up on the legendary Nürburgring “Nordschleife” racetrack. Agile handling and short braking distances are guaranteed, especially when combined with the optional 18-inch light alloy wheels with 215/40 ZR18 sports tyres. The sporty Corsa GSi can be now be ordered for €19,960 (RRP including VAT in Germany).