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Herald Sun - Motoring - - Gotcha! -

WHATIS IT? Opel As­tra GTC WHYTHE FUSS We could get it

WHEN’S IT HERE Not be­fore

2013

HOWMUCHAbout $45,000

(es­ti­mate) The name isn’t star­tling but the per­for­mance is — and it could be headed Down Un­der. The As­tra GTC OPC is Opel’s hot-hatch hero and would be guar­an­teed to give the Euro­pean brand street cred when it sets up shop in Aus­tralia next year. The car is so good HSV even put its badge on its pre­de­ces­sor a few years back as the VXR. Carparazzi snapped the next-gen model test­ing. It is run­ning a 225kW tur­bocharged 2.0-litre with dual ex­hausts.

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