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Old 03-05-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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Our spy photographer, despite an altercation with the test driver, was able to get these shots of the Opel Astra GSi.

Compared to the normal Astra, it gets an updated bumper, and two exhaust pipes, one on each side. It will have a 2.0-liter biturbo diesel engine good for about 190 horsepower, and certainly a higher torque number.

Check it out in the gallery, or scroll down for the full scoop from the shooter.



Opel is working on a hotter version of the Astra, the Astra GSi. And this prototype is the diesel version, probably powered by the 2.0 liter twin-turbo engine delivering some 190 horsepower. So how do we know it’s a GSi and not an OPC? Well, as we looked inside we noticed the GSi sign on the gearstick and at the same moment when I was making a photo of it the crazy test driver came out and pushed me away. His colleague stood in the way while the driver was covering up the interior. But I was able to see the rev counter to notice it was a diesel. Bumper has changes compared to the normal Astra, and the big exhaust pipe on each side is also an improvement. The event hotter OPC version will follow later on with a more aggressive front bumper and of course more power
































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Old 03-05-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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Nothing special..........
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:03 AM   #3
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eh...lol
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:17 AM   #4
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That's a Subaru, baby!
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:18 AM   #5
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Nothing special..........
I think it looks very similar to the new Mazbarus.
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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It would make a great Buick.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:39 PM   #7
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ditch the chrome and I'll say it's a nice car
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:28 PM   #8
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I like it. And boy is that some good paint. It was either recently detailed or that paint hasn't seen a single car wash.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:09 PM   #9
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twin turbo?
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:43 AM   #10
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It will be some time before Opel decides to take on the Golf R with another version of the Astra OPC. But these spy shots reveal an upcoming Astra GSI that may just fill the void for Opel enthusiasts until then.

The GSI is seen here with a camouflaged front bumper, which tells us the model will have a slightly altered front fascia from the standard Astra - a more aggressive look according to our spy photographer. The GSI will come with a dual exhaust at the back and a two-tone interior with sports seats. Also, the GSI will feature wider wheel arches, according to German car mag Auto, Motor und Sport.

The last Astra OPC came with a 2.0 liter turbocharged ecotec engine with 240 PS (177 kW) while the previous GSI was rated at 200 PS. We can expect the new GSI, second in the Astra pecking order, to come in somewhere in between.
The Opel Astra GSI will likely make it to dealer showrooms by the end of 2010.




























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Old 04-13-2010, 08:58 AM   #11
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:35 PM   #12
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Pretty nice for a subaru.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:38 AM   #13
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great proportions!
"thats a Subaru" ??? what are you all talking about?
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:10 AM   #14
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Coulda been a Saturn lol!

Well actually we would have only gotten the base model here. No wonder they closed the doors...
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