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    Geneva: Opel Performance Center takes Astra to the Extreme [w/video]

    If hot hatches are your thing, this year's Geneva Motor Show is the place to be. Seat used the occasion to reveal its Ring-running Leon Cupra. Not to be outdone, Honda showed up with its Civic Type R concept. VW has got the new Scirocco R and Golf GTE to show off, Audi finally bestowed the new S1 ...

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    Official: Opel reveals updated Insignia OPC sans power boost

    We've got good news, friends, and we've got bad news. The good news is that Opel has revealed the new Insignia OPC that we spied recently on the street. The bad news is that it does not have the hike in power we were hoping for. The new Insignia OPC, pictured here in Sports Tourer form, is set ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer shows its fresh face ahead of Frankfurt debut

    Drive down the Autobahn and there's any number of vehicles likely to pass you, and most of them are produced locally. But if you're wondering how that Opel left you in its dust, look closely (and quickly) enough and you might make out the letters OPC on the back. They stand for Opel Performance ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Insignia OPC getting facelift. Will the Buick Regal GS see it, too?

    We've seen spy shots of the base Opel Insignia wearing facelifted front and rear ends, and now it appears that the more potent OPC version will be benefitting from a nip/tuck, as well. The front bumper has been redesigned, incorporating new air intakes – toned-down versions of the model's ...

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    Review: 2012 Buick Regal GS

    A Great Sport Sedan With One Big "But" Of the remaining General Motors nameplates, Buick is the one that's most difficult to wrap your mind around. On the one hand, it's supposed to be a premium brand, but on the other, it's selling vehicles with sticker prices that tend to start in the $20,000 ...

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    Official: 2012 Opel Astra OPC gets 280 horsepower, 155 mph top speed

    We ogled the curvaceous Opel Astra GTC at Frankfurt, but this is the one we've really been waiting for: The OPC version. Standing for Opel Performance Center, "OPC" is similar to the Honda "Type R" or BMW "M" nomenclature, although not nearly as well known. The 2012 Astra OPC could change that in ...

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    Opel channels the Nürburgring for its hottest-ever Corsa

    Between the New York Auto Show, the Shanghai Motor Show and Top Marques Monaco, there's a major motor expo happening on each of three continents. But the latest model you see here wasn't unveiled at any one of them. What you're looking at is the hottest hatch to come from Opel. It's called the ...

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    Lotus reportedly brought in for chassis work on new Vauxhall Astra VXR

    2010 Vauxhall GTC Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    From the likes of the Dodge EV to the Ford Cortina, Lotus has had its fingers in all of the Big Three's pies. But its strongest relationship has historically been with General Motors. The British engineering firm helped ...

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    Spy Shots: 2012 Buick Regal GS caught going out for lunch

    Spy Shots: 2012 Buick Regal GS – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We spy with our little eye, a camouflaged 2012 Buick Regal GS taking a group of General Motors employees out to lunch. Rather than opting for the drive-thru, this group decided to stay out of the office a bit longer and ...

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    Spy Shots: 2010 Opel Insignia OPC almost ready for Frankfurt

    2010 Opel Insignia OPC - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Although the Opel Insignia OPC was a no-show at the Geneva Motor Show, work is still underway on the hottest version of Opel's mid-sized sedan. Early reports indicated that the OPC variant will be motivated by a 320-hp, twin-turbocharged ...

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    Tuner Tuesday: Steinmetz tweaks the Opel Corsa OPC

    Click above for a gallery of the Steinmetz Corsa OPCThe Opel Corsa is small, cool, and like most other neat U.S.-automaker Euro offerings, unavailable to us -- at least for now. As good as the current car would look wearing Saturn badges and slotted beneath the Astra, we'll have to wait a good ...

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    Opel delivers sportiness in the Vivaro VPC

    Click image for high-res galleryIn Europe, no niche remains unaddressed, it seems. Business owners looking for a hottish-looking ride in their delivery vehicles were offered the Transit SportVan earlier this year by Ford. It combined the utility of the Transit with the optics of a Focus ST, what ...

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    Opel unveils Astra OPC Nrburgring Edition

    Click image for photo galleryOpel pulled the wraps off the Astra OPC Nürburgring Edition at Round 4 of the OPC Race Camp, a competition that will ultimately produce a driver team the Automaker will send to next year's Nürburgring 24-hour race. Opel and the Nürburgring go way back, ...

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    Vauxhall Corsa VXR / Opel Corsa OPC to arrive in March

    Click image for high-resolution photo galleryThe new Opel/Vauxhall Corsa's a smart-looking little hatchback that our friends in Europe and the UK get to enjoy while we watch from the sidelines. GM hasn't seen fit to send the little Fit-fighter our way, but with Saturn and Opel tied at the hip now, ...

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    GM Makes Fresh 2007 Astra

    GM announced today that its Opel Astra will receive a design refresh and updated power plant options. The new 2007 Astra will debut at the Bologna Motor Show (December 7-16, 2006), and will be available at dealerships starting in February. Engine choices will vary from either a 1.3-liter diesel ...


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