Whether you call it the Vauxhall Corsa GSi or the Opel Corsa GSi, one point is for certain – the Corsa GSi is one active mixture made to make a great deal of bang for not a great deal of buck. Readily available in landmass Europe as Opel and in the U.K. as the Vauxhall, the Corsa GSi packs a small, 1.4-liter turbocharged, engine, sufficient power to surge to 62 miles per hour in less than 9 seconds and, with a proper amount of sporty features refined by the OPC, adequate character to make you happy.
Looks of the Corsa GSi had to resonate with its raspy personality. Vauxhall has actually made a name for its GSi cars by discreetly beautifying and changing them to express the flashy side of the business.
The most up to date version improves the exact same pillars of sportiness presenting the little Corsa GSi with the honeycomb grille, articulated Opel Blitz and detailed collection of chromed and black items intertwined to create fairly an unique expression at the front.
The Corsa GSi’s back likewise supports some clearly flashy touches. One of the most obvious thing is the rear spoiler. Interestingly enough, Vauxhall highlights its abilities to create downforce, but I am not quite sure it can produce a meaningful amount of it.
Paint is complementing the exterior undeniably. Vauxhall is typically rather liberal with paint choices for its performance cars. The GSi included. Nevertheless, this Opel is yellow. I like it like that. I have to comment on the wheels too. Not that the Opel/Vauxhall went overkill with them, but his one has 18-inch infants shod in 215/40 ZR18 tires. Behind them, you can locate the red calipers hugging disc brakes developed on the Nürburgring “Nordschleife” by Opel’s Director of Performance Cars and Motorsport, Volker Strycek.
The Corsa GSi is that special. Seriously.
2019 Vauxhall Corsa GSi Interior
As the car itself is established on the Nurburgring, Opel service technicians learnt that having respectable side strengthens in the Corsa GSi is a must.
The Vauxhall Corsa GSi can accomplish 62 miles per hour in 8.9 seconds. It will certainly accelerate from 50 mph to 75 mph in 9.9 secs in 5th gear.
These numbers are quite happy for a Fiesta-sized car. The engine inside is a tiny, 1.4-liter, turbocharged, system that’s capable of supplying 148 horse power and 162 pound-feet of torque. Not precisely a powerhouse, is it? Well, the Corsa GSi does not also attempt to be an OPC? That is its biggest achievement in fact. It will certainly supply you with fun, despite a reduced top speed of 129 mph. All that with a six-speed standard transmission.
I know I have stated that the Corsa GSi should be cheap and fun. But it rarely is as its price in Germany is just shy of EUR20,000 ($ 23,500). Is that also costly for a small car with a 148 horsepower engine? Not actually, I presume.
Significantly enhancing the standard variation of the Corsa, the OPC-tuned GSi takes on the form of a cozy hatch. A performance hatch, as Kia would certainly say. The car isn’t extremely fast, neither does it try to be. Yet, it is famously capable of delivering a whole lot of enjoyable. Even at the Nurburgring, as that is the place where it was established. The 148 horsepower engine is simply sufficient to motivate it to some fun rate. Yet, it will never ever subdue it. Altogether, the Corsa GSi produces one enjoyable European hatch destined for the younger audiences.