We already had it on good terms that Opel is set to release their high performance OPC variant of the 2015 Corsa hatchback by next summer, but now more important info on the highly anticipated model has surfaced. A document obtained by Spanish media was leaked early today, spilling the beans on the upcoming OPC model’s engine plant.
The document, which was posted by World Car Fans, listed all the available engine options for the new Corsa, including a 1.6-liter turbocharged mill producing 210 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque. That’s an awful lot of power in the little Corsa, so it’s safe to assume this engine will be reserved for the hot OPC.
This bit of intel supports rumors we heard earlier this year when the Corsa OPC was first given the green light, which indicated it would use the 1.6-liter engine offered in the Cascada convertible. The 1.6 in the Cascada produces 197 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque, so it’s safe to assume the engine has been slightly tweaked for use in the Corsa.
If the rumors hold true, the new Corsa OPC will have 21 more horsepower and a substantial 36 more torques than the outgoing model. That should give it enough might to surpass the performance prowess of the old Corsa OPC Nurburgring, which produced a similar 207 horsepower and accelerated from 0-60 mph in around 6.8 seconds.
More information in regards to the Corsa OPC will become available when it makes its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March.