Opel has joined forces with the German specialist XS Carnight to create a prototype based on a plug-in hybrid model. So the German automaker is going to demonstrate its tuning potential.
The electrified Astra XS show car with the typical Opel Motorsport livery is equipped with reinforced suspension and 20-inch wheels.
The highlight of the Astra XS is the installation of the Grinds air suspension and height sensors from Car style me in combination with standard shock absorbers. The wheel arches are completely filled with new 20-inch forged wheels from RVNT Forged. They are shod in ultra-low profile tires, and Opel explained that they were installed “only for demonstration.”
The standard model is available with wheels up to 18 inches in diameter, and today only the Irmsher tuner offers special 19-inch wheels for the Astra.
The car was painted in glossy white color, contrasting with black accents. Finally, a set of stickers for motorsport from Opel Accessories in yellow, silver, and gray colors has been added to the profile and on the windshield.
The donor model is the Ultimate version, equipped with adaptive Intelli-Lux LED Pixel Light headlights, a Pure Panel digital cabin with two 10—inch screens, and sports seats.
The Astra plug-in hybrid powertrain remained unchanged. It consists of a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, an electric motor, and a 12.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, like many other Stellantis models based on the EMP2 architecture.
The total power is 178 hp and 360 Nm of torque transmitted to the front axle via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Surprisingly, the XS did not use the more powerful PHEV, which develops a total power of 222 hp. The Opel Astra XS will be presented at the XS Carnight “20 Years of XSCN” event in Berlin on July 29-30, and on Lake Wertersee, Austria, on September 17.