2006 Opel Astra OPC

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With any luck, we will see this fabulous-looking Opel hatchback rebadged in the near future as a Saturn. In OPC trim, the Opel Astra makes good use out of a 2.0-liter turbo four-banger, producing 240 horsepower. If you ask us, that's a lot of muscle for the six-speed manual to feed through the front wheels, but when all is said and done, the little Astra can achieve 62 mph in under 7 seconds. The sporting nature is continued on the interior with Recaro sport seats and a cool gauge cluster. The car arrives in European showrooms in the fall of 2005--it will be at least another year until we see a decent Saturn based on an Astra (no, the Ion doesn't count). Let's just hope that GM doesn't water it down too much for American buyers.

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