Opel Astra X-Treme Concept 

  • 2001
  • 440 HP 4.0L
  • 186 mph
The visual appeal of many prominent control knobs and levers, the gear shift gate and other details relevant to operation of the car have been enhanced with much feeling for style by interior designer Dietmar Finger, who has transformed the interior's spartan racegoing trim into a very distinguished techno style.
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'We shifted the accent from pure functionality for racing application to one that could embrace the new tasks that the car would face in its road-going form,' says Opel's design director for compact cars, Martin Smith.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Opel Astra X-Treme Concept

Top speed

Astra X-Treme Concept
186 mph
Porsche 911
130 mph
Punto Evo
132 mph

Data points Key details of the Opel Astra X-Treme Concept


Astra X-Treme Concept
440 HP
Porsche 911
128 HP
Punto Evo
163 HP


Astra X-Treme Concept
390 ft-lb
Porsche 911
129 ft-lb
Punto Evo
185 ft-lb

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Opel Astra X-Treme Concept

The engine, with its dry sump lubrication, doesn't have to withstand thousands of prac-tice and race miles without any attention; as a result it is allowed to run up to a maxi-mum speed 850 revolutions a minute higher than its competition counterpart, yet de-velops a maximum power output only 18 horsepower lower, namely 326 kW (444 hp) at 7350 rpm, more than enough to catapult this red-painted rocket's to a place among the extreme high performers', as its name implies.
Technical features and performance In order to give the car an ideally positioned center of gravity, the four-liter V8 engine in the X-Treme is located behind the front axle, as in the DTM racing version; the driver and front passenger seats have been moved back to accommodate.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Opel
Year 2001

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.76 lb/hp
Maximum hp 440 HP @ 7,350 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,998 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 2.83 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 186 mph


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 508/? 229
Rear wheels 508/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,535 lb
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