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Opel Zafira OPC Sets Lap Record

Friday, 26 May 2006

Manuel Reuter sets best time of eight minutes, 54.38 seconds in compact-van class.

Opel Zafira
Second OPC model lap record following Astra OPC

Russelsheim. Now Opel has two sporty record holders under its belt. On Monday, with an impressive lap time of eight minutes, 54.38 seconds, the Zafira OPC set a new course record for compact vans on the 20.8 kilometer stretch of the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife. The spectacular lap record was set by Manuel Reuter, the former Opel works driver who also set a new record in the two-liter vehicle category last October in an Astra OPC.

The Opel Zafira OPC is not just the world’s fastest production van, it also represents an as-yet unrivalled blend of driving dynamics and versatility. The exhilarating experience of driving the sports van is provided by its 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, which has an output of 177 kW/240 hp, accelerates the Zafira OPC from zero to 100 km/h in under 7.8 seconds, and produces a top speed of 231 km/h.

Reuter, who was also involved in the chassis development and fine-tuning of the sporty OPC models, seemed satisfied with his efforts. “In every phase, this car shows that it received its fine tuning on the most demanding circuits in the world. The feel of the Zafira OPC is just fantastic.”

And Alain Visser, Executive Director for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, Adam Opel GmbH, adds “The record-setting drives show what kind of performance the OPC models possess. They are true sports cars, while at the same time offering unrestricted suitability for everyday use. OPC vehicles embody the enthusiasm and passion for technology that form the heart of Opel.”

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