Opel tuning information with articles and pictures about modified Opel cars for Opel tuning enthusiasts.
Tuning company JMS has just released this new modification package for the Opel Astra GTC. It starts off with a new front lip spoiler that can be mounted on the factory front bumper. This part can be purchased for 249 EUR and gives the appearance of a lower front end. However, the new 20-inch Schmidt Gotham Shadow Green alloy rims wrapped in high performance tires are what really set this Opel Astra apart from the others.
The German tuners at MR Car Design have released their latest project for the Open Insignia OPC. This car is the sibling to the U.S. version of the Buick Regal GS, however it received a more powerful engine. Compared to the four cylinder turbocharged front wheel drive Buick, the Opel Insignia OPC received a V6 turbocharged powerplant with AWD. Upon seeing the tuned Opel you won’t notice the power difference, but you will be amazed with how low the car rides to the ground. This baby is slammed!
Senner Tuning has released their latest take on the Opel Astra that received some new styling and performance modifications for the 1.4-liter turbo petrol engine. Senner started off with a new BMC sport air filter, sport exhaust system and wrapped them together with a revised ECU. This allows the custom Opel Astra to produce 165 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. Quite an increase from the stock 140 HP and 200 Nm of torque. On the exterior of the small sporty hatch is a styling kit comprised of a matte black Steinmetz front grille, new front lip, side skirts, rear diffuser, and roof spoiler.
Irmscher has released a new tuning kit for the Open Astra GTC that makes the car more sportier. They started off under the hood, where the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine was tuned to produce 220 PS (162 kW / 217 bhp) and 374 newton meters (202 lb-ft) of torque. Exterior styling improvements consist of the new body kit, featuring a front spoiler with lip, new grille, roof spoiler, and rear diffuser. Next, a new quad piped exhaust with elliptical shaped tips was installed by Irmscher on the Opel Astra GTC.
The tuners at EDS were able to make a monster out of the Opel Astra OPC. German EDS tuning specialists are doing their best to offer Opel enthusiasts several aftermarket parts to boost the power. They are still a relatively unknown company based out of Marl, Germany, but have released a stunning kit for the most powerful Opel car, the Astra holding a 1.6-liter turbo powerplant. It was modified with a new Garret GT28 turbocharger, high performance sports exhaust system, new manifold, and ECU tuning to optimize the customizations. With these parts the Opel Astra OPC puts down 360 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque on the dyno.
The Opel tuning specialists at Steinmetz have unveiled a new package for the 2010 Opel Astra J. In desperate need of a refined look, the tuners hooked it up with several aerodynamic parts including a new front spoiler, blacked out grille, and rear roof spoiler that flows with the styling lines. Enhancing the exterior look are stainless steel strips in silver and anthracite to cover the door handles and sides. Giving the Opel Astra J a sportier look is the suspension lowering kit to drop the car 30 mm closer to the ground. For the wheels, Steinmetz offers two styles, a ST10 and ST7 which both measure 19×8.5 inches.
Here we have the fastest Opel built by the tuning company Steinmetz, the street legal Opel Insignia Sports Tourer OPC. Setting a new top speed record of 287.4 km/h, the new Opel Insignia accomplished this staggering number in October during a test run at the Nardo ring in Italy. The track in Italy allows the driver to reach the cars maximum speed, without ever having to turn the wheels, thanks to its large 12 kilometer oval circuit. Tuning the performance outside the engine bay, Steinmetz installed a custom aerodynamic kit that included new front and rear spoilers, side skirts, and a new front grille. The Opel Insignia also received a sport suspension kit, along with 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels, and a few extra chrome features for the exterior.
Revealing the latest car tuning work from JMS is the Opel Vectra C OPC station wagon, and it has a sporty look for the modifications it received. JMS started off by lowering the car, so they installed H&R springs on the front which lowered it 45 mm, and the rear dropped by 35 mm. The lowering springs cost 198 euros and will work the factory shock absorbers of the Opel Vectra C OPC. Completing the exterior styling are Barracuda Velvet racing wheels measuring 19×8.5 and 19×9.5 in the rear. High performance tires were fitted, and the front received 245/35/19, while the rear rims are wrapped in 255/35/19 tires. The complete wheel and tire package is priced at 2,200 euros and JMS also offers an electronic engine tuning package for 799 euros. After the engine recalibration, the Opel Vectra C OPC has final performance numbers of 285 hp and 480 Nm of torque.
The latest work from the German tuner Steinmetz, is their Opel Insignia SportsTourer which will make its debut at Tuning World Bodensee 2009. At the Essen Motor Show in 2008, the standard Opel Insignia was introduced by Steinmetz, however the new model received several improvements. The exterior received a new front spoiler, front grille, and an exclusive two piece roof spoiler. New ST7 20″ alloy wheels available in white or black finish are an option, and come wrapped in 245/35 R20. To complement the wheels, a lowering kit was installed that dropped the vehicle about 25mm or 1 inch.
Vauxhall, a car tuning subsidiary of General Motors reveals their British version of the Opel Insignia OPC, the Vauxhall Insignia VXR. A 2.8-liter V6 turbocharged engine and a four wheel drive chassis make it a sophisticated vehicle. This is Vauxhall’s first Insignia that will be using their 4×4 technology through a custom chassis design that reduces torque-steer, while maintaining negative camber at the wheels during cornering, to improve the traction in wet or dry conditions. The turbo ECOTEC engine produces 325hp and can reach 60mph in 5.8 seconds while the design of this particular model has been inspired by the Vauxhall Opel GTC. A larger bumper supporting twin mesh grilles stands out in the front, and in the rear some models receive a spoiler to compliment the unique bumper molding, fitted with the dual chrome exhausts.
Cars are like babies for most of us and we love to check out every single detail of our ride. I guess many of us would like to modify their own cars and Lexmaul made a special kit that would make Opel GT owners really happy. They created a do-it-yourself tuning kit with a PPC box that could upgrade the engine’s power with a simple push of a button. A stock Opel GT version delivers 264 HP and 353 Nm of torque but after installing the Lexmaul Opel GT kit this ride has a great power boost and it delivers 312 HP and a maximum torque of 440 Nm. The tuning package also has a lowering kit that reduces the car’s height by 30 mm and offers improved dynamics, more stablity and better handling.
The new Opel Insignia is already a car that many tuners want to modify. It has a nice design, it’s not expensive at all and it has a lot of innovative systems that make it more interesting than other cars. Steinmetz is one of the tuning companies that made a special tuning package for Insignia. They lowered the suspension system, installed 20″ alloy rims and modified the front spoiler, floor mats and the rear bumper. Insignia is the new European Car of the Year and it’s available in four versions equipped with a 2.0L diesel engine which could develop between 110 HP and 190 HP. The petrol versions range from 140 HP to 260 HP for the 2.8L V6 turbo engine. Read More →