While the Opel Astra K continues to rack up awards, European Car of the Year as only one example, the brand is busy sorting out the next OPC variant of the vehicle for hot hatches enthusiasts.
According to Left Lane News, the go-fast guys inside OPC are looking to push 300 hp from the next Astra OPC, which will arrive exclusively in four-door format. That would mean an increase of 20 ponies over the current Astra OPC.
The next Astra OPC will likely retain a manual gearbox, but also offer an automatic option, too. Earlier reports also stated a decrease in displacement to a 1.6-liter turbo-four over the current 2.0-liter turbo-four. But, hey, if more power is involved, we’re sure Opel knows what it’s doing.
German sources also indicate Opel is looking into a hopped up station wagon, too. The Astra Sports Tourer could be tapped, and also receive the OPC treatment as well.
Per standard OPC styling, the Astra and rumored Astra Sports Tourer would be treated to a wider body, exclusive, sporting wheels and other performance cues to complete the package. The report states a 2018 introduction for the performance vehicles, but we doubt local Buick will be in on any of the fun.