Crazy Corsa Smashes 'Ring Record

That looks like fun...
That looks like fun...
Praise be to the crazy goons at Opel, who’ve been hooning around the ‘ring in the new Corsa OPC (VXR to us, mind) and have become record breakers.

The pint-sized manic mini broke the record for superminis around the famous track by lapping it in a (slightly scary) 8mins 47.99seconds.

The 192bhp hatch was piloted by Manuel Reuter, an ex-Opel works driver.

Is it us, or has that given the Corsa a little more credibility?

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  • Hendry 29 Aug 2007


    Didn't know there was a previous record - what held that?

  • 900T-R 29 Aug 2007

    I thought a mildly warmed-over Hartge Cooper S did it in 8:23 or thereabouts? I must have a pic from a previous Motor Show Essen somewhere on which that fact is proudly displayed on the windscreen of said car...

  • Goochie 29 Aug 2007

    900T-R said:
    I thought a mildly warmed-over Hartge Cooper S did it in 8:23 or thereabouts? I must have a pic from a previous Motor Show Essen somewhere on which that fact is proudly displayed on the windscreen of said car...
    Probably doesnt count as a production car though.

  • RichBurley 29 Aug 2007

    "Is it us, or has that given the Corsa a little more credibility?"




    Nope, it's still a Corsa, and therefore has no credibility!

  • Timberwolf 29 Aug 2007

    Footnote: This news does not make your gran's burgundy M-reg 1.2 'Trip' any faster. Even if, inspired by it, you apply a sticker of a racing circuit it's never been near in its life.

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