Based on the new Astra, which will celebrate its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) this September, Opel’s motorsports division is developing a touring car in accordance with the current regulations of the TCR series for national and international customer racing.
The TCR series, inaugurated in 2015, is based on a three-pillar concept that includes national and continental championships along with the global TCR International Series – all of which have exactly the same technical regulations. Therefore, a TCR vehicle can be used worldwide without undergoing any technical modifications. The two-liter turbo-charged engines have an output of 330 hp and maximum torque of 410 Nm.
The Opel Astra TCR is currently under development and the technical specifications will be announced at a later date. Testing of the new customer sports touring car is set to start in October.