Opel has added the 3-door Corsa GSi to the local lineup but, unlike previous models wearing that badge, the company is now aiming the nomenclature at sport luxury rather than pure performance.
Although not a pure racing machine, the turbo-charged 1,4-litre delivers on throttle response and torque, as well as featuring a special GSi-calibration for increased responsiveness and is mated to a short-ratio, six-speed gearbox.
The new OPC sport suspension and brakes (with red calipers) were set up on the Nürburgring ‘Nordschleife distances’ and it features 18-inch light alloy wheels and high-grip tyres.
The Corsa GSi has a sporty design with large air intakes, sculptured bonnet, prominent rear spoiler and precisely moulded side sills.
From the front, the new GSi fascia features a large honeycomb grille and in the centre the Opel Blitz badge supported by two wings, with the exterior rear-view mirror housings in racing-look carbon colour.
The prominent spoiler on the edge of the roof creates additional downforce and the sporty chrome tailpipe is framed by the design of the rear apron in body colour.
Standard features include leather cladding, Recaro performance front seats and a sport steering wheel.