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For Customer Racing: Sneak Preview of the New Opel Astra TCR

Oct 1, 2015

  • Opel to present the new touring car in Belgium on October 15
  • Development of racing car with roughly 330 hp going according to plan
  • TCR seen as ideal field for outstanding touring car customer racing

Opel News - Powered by Opel: The new Astra TCR comes with a two-liter turbocharged engine with roughly 330 hp

Rüsselsheim.  Development of the new Opel Astra TCR for the young but already hugely successful Touring Car Racing Series (TCR) is going according to plan. The customer racing touring car based on the new Opel Astra will be presented to the public for the first time at the official TCR presentation scheduled to be held on the Circuit Jules Tacheny in the Belgian town of Mettet on October 15, 2015.


Opel News - For customer racing: The new Opel Astra TCR racecar

The Astra TCR, developed by Opel Motorsport in conjunction with long-standing technology partner Kissling, comes with a two-liter turbocharged engine with roughly 330 hp and a string of technical highlights. The racing car will continue the long tradition of customer racing at Opel with its symbiosis of close-to-production but high performance and spectacular technology.


The TCR Series, launched for the 2015 season, offers the perfect playing field for professional customer teams. Thanks to the three-pillar concept, a TCR vehicle can race in national and continental championships along with the global TCR International Series – all of which have exactly the same homologation. Germany will have its own TCR racing series with the ADAC TCR Germany. Furthermore, a TCR class will be introduced for the ADAC 24h race on the legendary Nürburgring, thus further increasing the possibilities for the Opel Astra TCR.