If you have been reading our blog on a regular basis, you would remember the Astra GTC by Vauxhall which is  now available with a more powerful engine. Being the sister company of Vauxhall, Opel has also launched the Opel Astra GTC, which is essentially the same car, with a more powerful engine. Powering the Opel Astra GTC is a new generation 1.6 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo engine which produces a max of 200 horsepower. With a more powerful engine and a small body structure, the Astra GTC can accelerate to 100 km/h from a standstill in 7.9 seconds and also achieves the 80 to 120 km/h sprint in fifth gear in the same time.

The engine is one of the benchmark setters in its class as it produces 125 hp per liter which is impressive. Also there is an overboost feature available that catapults the car’s peak torque output