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The Opel Astra GTC, also known as the Vauxhall Astra VXR, has been spotted on the streets of Germany wearing rather elaborate camouflage as it ventures out from the brand’s development facility for the first time.

Due to become the third model in the Astra line-up alongside the Astra hatch and Astra Sports Tourer, it will also be its most potent with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine sitting under the bonnet.

While performance is its aim, it won’t have undergone quite as an elaborate overhaul as its bigger brother – the Insignia VXR – instead focussing on suspension enhancements and a more aggressive appearance.

The camouflage has done its job well by giving little away about the new Opel Astra GTC, with these spy shots only confirming that the sportiest model will indeed be a three-door.

The prototype will no doubt have to shed its camouflage – and the added weight in the process – when it inevitably makes its way to the Nürburgring.


  • Opelman

    This is going to be a beautiful, sporty 3 door car – much better than the outgoing model if the 2010 Opel Astra is anything to go off. I want one. Maybe a 2 door Cruze… pffft!!!

  • AAA

    This is for the people who want a MIE car and don’t care so much about quality.

  • Opelman

    MIE?

  • bob

    Such a shame aren’t bringing this here so I can update my AH SRi Turbo :-(

  • Ad

    bring it to OZ

  • vixxer

    Bring it to New Zealand. Come on holden, give us some decent cars rather than Korean based stuff.