Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

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    Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    For Customer Racing: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR
    General Motors
    2015-10-01



    • Opel to present the new touring car in Belgium on October 15
    • Development of racing car with roughly 330 hp going according to plan
    • TCR seen as ideal field for outstanding touring car customer racing
    The Astra TCR, developed by Opel Motorsport in conjunction with long-standing technology partner Kissling, comes with a two-liter turbocharged engine with roughly 330 hp and a string of technical highlights. The racing car will continue the long tradition of customer racing at Opel with its symbiosis of close-to-production but high performance and spectacular technology.
    *Full Press Release at Link

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    Re: Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    Are there still plans for an Astra GTC? Remove all the TCRS racing body cladding, wide tires, & I'd think OPEL/Vauxhall would have a winner.....


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    Re: Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    I'm not impressed with the styling! It looks like they're going after the kids playing video games who don't drive!

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    Re: Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    Buick badge please.

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    Re: Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambalanche View Post
    I'm not impressed with the styling! It looks like they're going after the kids playing video games who don't drive!
    You do realize this is a race car?
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    Re: Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    I say they take away all the gaudy doodads and send the basic design over to Buick for a hot hatch.

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    Re: Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    Quote Originally Posted by kmacleod View Post
    Are there still plans for an Astra GTC? Remove all the TCRS racing body cladding, wide tires, & I'd think OPEL/Vauxhall would have a winner.....


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    The "old" GTC will be built a few more years. There are rumours that it will be substituted by a GT successor.

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    Re: Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    I say they take away all the gaudy doodads and send the basic design over to Buick for a hot hatch.
    Then would it be a "luke warm" hatch?. Buick has enough of that kind of product now.

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    Re: Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    This Opel looks like it would seriously compete with a Corolla Type R.

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    Re: Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    You do realize this is a race car?
    Can a race car not have a mature looking design?

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    Re: Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambalanche View Post
    Can a race car not have a mature looking design?
    Well by your definition, no.

    Everything on it is functional. It's not like they threw stuff on there for looks. Unless you're racing 100% factory stock cars they're going to look something like this, unless you want to lose.
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    Re: Press Release: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambalanche View Post
    Can a race car not have a mature looking design?
    They're called "historic racing cars".

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