• Apr 7, 2008
Click above for a gallery of the Opel Corsa Limited Edition.

In celebration of the 10-millionth Opel Corsa, Russelheim has unveiled the Corsa Limited Edition to the public at the Leipzig Motor Show. Carrying Ecotec power displacing 1.2- or 1.4-liters and pushing 80 and 90 horsepower, respectively, the Corsa Limited Edition sits on a sport-tuned suspension with 17-inch rims that conceal red brake calipers. Production will be capped at 1,000 units, all of which will be Casablanca White with contrast provided by black on the roof and wheels, along with dark-tinted rear glass.

The exterior color scheme is mirrored inside, where the three-door carries standard air conditioning and an MP3-capable audio system with an auxiliary input. The design of the Limited Edition Corsa was a joint effort, specifically employing the input of 120 trainees to help the car appeal to youthful customers. It certainly appeals to us looks-wise. If you're fortunate enough to be where you can purchase one of these cars, wad up €16,000 in your hot little fist and head on down to your Opel store. Translated official press release after the jump.


[Source: Autoblog Spanish]

Premiere at the Auto Mobil International (AMI) in Leipzig

Corsa Limited Edition - Corsa Limited Edition - from young people for young people

Eisenach/Leipzig. The body, doors and hoods in Casablanca white, the roof, which Grillspange and alloy rims in tiefdunklem black - the Corsa Limited Edition presents itself as an exciting eye-catching, especially the young and young at heart Corsa our appeals

In the beginning there was the desire of youth and student representatives (JAV) Adam Opel GmbH, that the young people from the four German Opel factories Ruesselsheim, Bochum, Eisenach and Kaiserslautern better. JAV-Chairman Peter Junghanns: "What is good for a car manufacturer better for the realization of our intention as the joint creation of a car?" One reason had Junghanns and his colleagues quickly found: The production anniversary of the ten millionth Corsa in January 2008 should be one of the trainees Corsa can be created especially attractive to youth acts.

In principle, the creativity of the participants no limits. Consideration had to be only that the study of the requirements of TÜV StVZO and satisfy. About 120 young people participated in the project. Trainees from different fields, such as mechanical and electrical parts, but also businessmen and students gave impetus and provided ideas.

As a product of this massive brainstorming created a prototype with great zeal and Apprentice under the guidance of experts in the Eisenacher CIP workshop (Continuous Improvement Process). Mike Kallensee, team spokesman improvement in the workshop, looks back: "Our budget was small. We had plenty improvise. " Fortunately, we were able to work with parts often resulting from the series production came. "

In January, the prototype was finished and on the occasion of the ten-million-Corsa anniversary of assembled in Eisenach Opel management presented. Chairman Hans Demant and his colleagues were positively impressed, and gave their OK for the serial production of a special limited edition of 1,000 pieces.

Besides casablancaweißen body and the black roof distinguish the Limited Edition Corsa especially also in black and white held exterior mirrors, and the black Grillspange the black 17-inch alloy wheels in a 5-double-spoke design. Moreover decorated young creatives "their" Corsa with front and roof spoiler, with dark tinted rear windows, tinted rear lights, and side with a chrome exhaust. The seats carry anthracite upholstery in fabric with Morro Cana. Also in the interior, the theme of black and white once again accepted. The center console is available in piano lacquer, black and white Gebläseeinfassungen. The Corsa Limited Edition will be exclusively as Dreitürer Opel.

The special model is available with the 1.2 and 1.4 TWINPORT ECOTEC (59 kW/80 hp and 66 kW/90 hp), and with the 1.3 CDTI (66 kW/90 hp) with a standard particulate filter, the Corsa angeboten.Desweiteren Limited Edition standard on sport chassis, fog lights, air conditioning and stereo CD-30 CD Radio MP3 with steering wheel remote control and stereo audio input for external devices. Der Corsa Limited Edition wird voraussichtlich am Juni 2008 zu Preisen ab 15.850 Euro bestellbar sein. The Corsa Limited Edition is scheduled to take place on June 2008 at prices from 15,850 euros ordered.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      as always, more hp is better but really, like it a lot.
      knowing the Astra seems a little underwhelming with 138hp, I imagine this would seem sluggish at 90 to the US market.


      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like my Versa except a lot cooler...in every aspect!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I know a lot of people won't believe it, but 90 HP is quite a lot in such a small car. Enough to make it fun while still getting awesome gas mileage ;)

      On another note, that translation is horrible! Now I know sometimes you need to take what can get, but reading this really, really, hurts XD

      I don't think it'd let me post something as long as a full translation of the original german article in a comment, but if you want, I can send it to you via email or something...
        • 6 Years Ago
        The translation is horrid - you can send it in to our tips email address, just clearly mark the subject line with what it is. Thanks!
        • 6 Years Ago
        depends on gearing and physical weight.
        I remeber when 90hp was a bit in a subcompact. now, they all have 50% more hp and the weight to go with it.

        keep in mind the Fit and Yaris have 100+.

        with ourt highway system, you need at least that to have a sporting chance in traffic. back roads and city streets, 90hp is absolutely enough.
      • 6 Years Ago
      bring it to america!