Details of the new Opel Astra TCR racecar have been officially revealed in Belgium. This newly developed racecar weighs a total of 1,200 kgs and is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine offering 246 kW (330 PS) peak power and 420 Nm peak torque mated to a 6 speed sequential racing transmission.
Developed according to International Touring Car Racing (TCR) requirements, the new Opel Astra TCR will be on offer to customer racing teams from February 2016 at a price tag of €95,000 (INR 70,22,514 / US$ 108,081).
Shown off at the circuit Jules Tacheny in Mettet, Belgium, Opel Astra TCR is based on the five door variant of the compact hatchback. Limited in number and to be made available exclusively to select and predetermined customer teams participating in TCR race series, Opel Astra TCR will sport an adjustable chassis and aerodynamic features that include adjustable front splitter and larger rear spoiler.
The model will also be seen with 378mm disc brakes with 6 piston calipers for front axle and 265mm discs at the rear with two piston calipers. It will however be devoid of safety systems such as ABS, electronic stability control and traction control which are not allowed on European TCR series vehicles. Braking balance can be fine tuned by driver from the cockpit.
Developed by Opel Motorsports along with racing partner Kissling Motorsport, Opel Astra TCR will sport a 100 liter fuel safety tank, made compulsory for 2017 racing season. The fully developed and ready to race Opel Astra TCR will be ready for delivery to teams in February 2016.