Whether you call it the 2019 Vauxhall Corsa GSi or the Opel Corsa GSi, one thing is for certain – the Corsa GSi is one zippy concoction made to make a lot of bang for not a great deal of buck. Offered in mainland Europe as Opel and in the U.K. as the Vauxhall, the Corsa GSi packs a little, 1.4-liter turbocharged, engine, sufficient power to rise to 62 mph in less than 9 secs and, with a correct quantity of flashy features developed by the OPC, enough personality to make you happy.
Appearances of the Corsa GSi had to resonate with its scratchy character. Vauxhall has gone far for its GSi cars by discreetly beautifying and changing them to share the stylish side of the business.
The latest model improves the exact same pillars of sportiness presenting the little Corsa GSi with the honeycomb grille, pronounced Opel Blitz and detailed collection of chromed and black items intertwined to produce fairly a distinct expression at the front.
The Corsa GSi’s back also sustains some clearly sporty touches. The most apparent thing is the rear looter. Remarkably sufficient, Vauxhall highlights its capacities to produce downforce, however I am not quite sure it can develop a purposeful quantity of it.
Paint is matching the exterior undoubtedly. Vauxhall is generally rather liberal with paint alternatives for its efficiency cars. The GSi included. Besides, this Opel is yellow. I like it like that. I have to talk about the wheels also. Not that the Opel/Vauxhall went overkill with them, yet his one has 18-inch infants shod in 215/40 ZR18 tires. Behind them, you can discover the red calipers embracing disc brakes established on the Nürburgring “Nordschleife” by Opel’s Director of Performance Cars and Motorsport, Volker Strycek.
The Corsa GSi is that unique. Seriously.
2019 Vauxhall Corsa GSi Interior
As the car itself is established on the Nurburgring, Opel technicians discovered that having good side bolsters in the Corsa GSi is a must.
The Vauxhall Corsa GSi can attain 62 miles per hour in 8.9 secs. It will certainly increase from 50 mph to 75 mph in 9.9 seconds in fifth equipment.
These numbers are fairly satisfied for a Fiesta-sized car. The engine inside is a little, 1.4-liter, turbocharged, device that’s qualified of supplying 148 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Not precisely a powerhouse, is it? Well, the Corsa GSi does not even try to be an OPC? That is its biggest success in fact. It will certainly give you with fun, even with a reduced top speed of 129 mph. All that with a six-speed standard transmission.
I recognize I have said that the Corsa GSi must be cheap and fun. But it rarely is as its price in Germany is just reluctant of EUR20,000 ($ 23,500). Is that as well expensive for a small car with a 148 horse power engine? Not actually, I guess.
Dramatically enhancing the conventional variation of the Corsa, the OPC-tuned GSi tackles the shape of a cozy hatch. An efficiency hatch, as Kia would claim. The car isn’t incredibly quick, nor does it attempt to be. Yet, it is famously efficient in delivering a lot of fun. Also at the Nurburgring, as that is the location where it was established. The 148 horsepower engine is simply enough to encourage it to some enjoyable rate. Yet, it will certainly never ever subdue it. Overall, the Corsa GSi makes for one fun European hatch destined for the younger target markets.