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Auto Show which will be open to the public during the middle of next week. This is this Opel Corsa OPC, which is sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Corsa VXR, the hottest version of the B-segment hatchback. It's set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. It's a very aggressive, boy-racer style hatchback with a special bodykit featuring big gaping intakes, ventilation slats, plus a rear diffuser divided by a fat, central tailpipe.
It may be an imposing little vehicle by looks alone, but what makes the Corsa such an awesome hot hatchback is the punch that it packs. Despite being the size of a shoe it boasts a whopping 192 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque produced from a paltry 1.6-litre turbocharged inline-four. In this guise, the Corsa is no slowpoke, making its way to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds (0-60 mph in under seven seconds) and on to a top speed of 235 km/h (140 mph), a velocity that rivals the likes of the Mazdaspeed3. The interesting thing about the car is that its engine has an overboost function that enables the car to produce more torque for short durations of time, such as passing maneuvers.