So we got a 2014 Opel Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition
This dark-orange Opel Corsa OPC has been doing the rounds of local media since the beginning of this year. It is the Nurburgring edition, apparently making it very exclusive. And being a manual, it will be even more of a rare sight here.
The ‘Ring-spec Corsa is more special than just a sticker package, with a retuned chassis, tweaked engine and all sorts of visual add-ons.
Inside, it remains serious, with adjustable racing seats, a fat steering wheel and more. Yet, it remains just as practical as a regular Corsa, albeit with two less doors.
But damn, it’s refreshing to see that Opel, of all people, have picked up the mantle from Honda and VW to offer true manual-gearboxed hot hatches in the UAE, where the joys of three-pedal driving are relegated to a handful of old-school enthusiasts and a whole bunch of reluctant commercial drivers. Shame, really. Even the wife had a round in it, and found it rather entertaining. More in the full review.