Spy photographers in Germany reeled in a big catch this weekend when they managed to spot a barely disguised 2015 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa OPC/VXR prototype undergoing final performance testing at the fabled Nürburgring race track. Unlike prior testers, this one was wearing minimal camouflage and showcases some of the styling elements that will make their appearance on the Corsa E OPC/VXR when it eventually makes its official debut what’s expected to be the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
Look for the latest iteration of the Opel OPC and Vauxhall VXR to stick with the same tried and true formula that has come to define older performance Corsa models with a 1.6 liter turbocharged four cylinder powering the front wheels. The Corsa E OPC/VXR will also feature distinctive styling to make it stand out from its mainstream stablemate starting with a more visually exciting bodykit and front chin spoiler to give the cars front fascia an added dollop of aggression. Pronounced side skirts run along the Corsa E OPC/VXR’s flanks, while twin exhausts, 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, and rear diffuser round out the visual upgrades and aim to make the car stand out from rivals such as the Ford Fiesta ST, Renaultsport Clio 200, and the Peugeot 208 GTI. The interior was not photographed, but expect the performance theme to be carried through in its design as well with reworked interior trim, supportive sport seats, and a reworked control layout being among the updates.
Stay tuned to GMAuthority for the latest developments on the Corsa E OPC/VXR as they become available.