Purported promotional images of the new Opel Corsa OPC/Vauxhall Corsa VXR have been leaked online a day ahead of the car’s official unveiling.
It’s widely expected that the Corsa OPC/VXR will be powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine pumping out around 150kW of power and 250Nm of torque for the front wheels to handle. Likely teamed up with a six-speed manual, the hot Corsa should have a 0-100km/h time of between 6.5 and 7.0 seconds.
Reports also indicate that a limited-slip differential will be available on the car’s options list.
Externally the hot Corsa OPC doesn’t look a world removed from Corsas that have been optioned up with the company’s OPC Line styling package, which features side sill extensions, a rear spoiler and a front lip spoiler.
The eagle-eyed will notice that the real Corsa OPC also sports a honeycomb grille, signature OPC/VXR split-five spoke alloy wheels, a revised rear bumper with diffuser-style element, dual chromed tail-pipes, and a (possibly fake) air intake on the leading edge where the bonnet meets the front bumper.
On the inside, these leaked photos show that the new Corsa OPC/VXR will feature sportier leather bucket seats.
Car Advice recently spotted right-hand drive versions of the new Corsa OPC/VXR out during testing in Melbourne. As CarAdvice revealed last October, Holden is looking to bring at least one variant of the Corsa to Australia. With Astra and Insignia VXR models already confirmed, a Corsa VXR would seem a strong candidate.