You can buy a handy utility like everyone else. If you want to leave can elevate traditional fashion and joining SUV or even to distinguish yourself further, you can add spice to your life and opt for a GTI version that gives you some joy from time to time. This would be within what is meant by normal and reasonable for a car everyday, but today did not come to tell you about the music he likes everybody but one that is out of the ordinary and not everyone means: the hard Rock.
Fortunately, there are still brands that believe in sportsmanship pure and that the response give so radically effective versions as the two compare here. Opel Corsa OPC Y Peugeot 208 GTI 30th utilities bring in something different from the rest in its way to deliver power to the ground, with their respective limited slip differential, Opel optional, standard on the Peugeot. This is accompanied by chassis set-ups more radical and more powerful brakes, so we could not pass up the opportunity to find out Which is faster. Helmet, monkey, circuit and running.
He Corsa OPC reprises his philosophy and turns back into a model very interesting given its relationship between price, performance and sportiness. It has a 1.6 turbo engine 207 horses. Fortunately in these versions -the 208 also has a 1.6- has not been used to efficiently downsizing or have gone mad with a huge engine, keeping what I call Okay, it's a term I've stolen from Audi- "rightsizing", ideal for what is expected of a model of this size and pretensions, no more no less. Opel gives you two options in this new generation: one with a quick and pleasant OPC lead to interesting price (about 20,900 € with discounts applied it can still go lower if you apply PIVE and funding), and another adding (about 2,300 €) A very interesting options package called performance. It includes a mechanical limited slip differential signature Drexler, 18-inch wheels with a Michelin Pilot Super Sport in measuring 225/35, Brembo front discs with 330 mm diameter -308 mm the normally and stiffer springs accompanying new cushions technology Koni FSD; mechanically vary the hardness depending on the frequency of compression and extension. All this is complemented with a sporty look, both outside and inside, a nice sound and a great escapes Recaro seats.
Peugeot created a limited edition based on the 208 GTI named 30th to celebrate 30 years of the 205 GTI. This car theoretically no longer sold, since all units were sold. We keep on comparative for two reasons, first because it is the most effective utility that has passed through our hands and was the only one of its category, with the OPC, which had not been subjected to the test clock. The second reason is that it has given way to a labeled version By Peugeot Sport, with the same engine characteristics, aesthetics and chassis. It uses the same 1.6 Turbo going on in the GTI but with 208 hp and modified to meet the EuroVI. It is including Stop / Start system-the Corsa no lleva- and have attached so much gearbox and limited slip Torsen Peugeot RCZ R. Also it carries fatter brakes harder suspension and chassis adjustment radical WGI, besides specific decoration and Peugeot Sport's signature all over.
On the street you two very serious sports, despite its size. Both are hard and punish the body at the same level between them and a little more than usual on a GTI; It is not something extreme and certainly will not mind. Something like Chassis Grand Clio RS Cup, slightly more comfortable in the Corsa. In both feel how much run, While the 208 GTI 30th always take advantage in any situation because it runs more; It is a matter of engine, it is faster. You can use them perfectly and daily consumption, lower in the 208, it does not seem that far-fetched to how much they can get to run. Mechanical self-locking does not bother when maneuvering or small accelerations, although accelerations always should have good subject steering wheel with both hands because they do their job well despite his moron low and if you apply much torque tend to go looking nose slightly.
The stability controls They work well and safely, but logically collide with the differential work if you try to go fast with them. If you enter the circuit you can completely disable in both cases, or put in a more permissive intermediate mode, you will be much faster. Frame the GTI is more radical and rear always tends to be placed wherever you want, or dislodged if you're not very aware; here it is much like the Clio RS. Instead the OPC It is the opposite, with a Very seated behind. If you're an experienced driver you get more out of the 208; if you do not want to get into trouble but also want to go fast, the Corsa is for you, always bearing in mind that before twisty is slower than its rival.
The difference is slightly in each section. 208 more runs, slows a little better, or at least its pedal feel like more, and the chassis is more agile back. If we see acceleration from 20 to 30 km / h and 20 to 50 km / h in second you realize that They go together when pulling; the difference to the exit of turn mark the engine, not the differential, which is good at both. But of course, Peugeot has entered the curve with the back better placed and achieves a speed step higher curve and, ultimately, goes faster.
208 to beat the Corsa need circuit "release" a little his rear. It seems so easy and obvious is intended to reconcile it with daily use, so neither is having a bad timing; at the end of the 30th no longer a special edition. Both have a good front and excellent traction. The brake pedal Corsa is somewhat spongy sporty driving, but the result is similar to braking opponents. The overall feeling of the 30th GTI reminds me of the Clio RS Cup chassis in all its reactions, although the latter lose to these two questions differential and change, ie speed.
GTI or race car
With the Corsa you feel good driving a GTI, while the 208 you get closer to the feel of a racing car. You can stop right scoring direction abruptly and tend to round the back. At that point you can throttle almost mercilessly and get out of the curve as a howitzer. At Corsa must take into account the subject's back, so it is better to release the brake later and start spinning before, in order to cause the accompaniment of the back and try to round the curve to accelerate as soon as possible. It is an easier and less demanding driving with the driver. In no time I feel the differences working system variable FSD shock absorbers, just feel always work well. The only thing I do not like the 208 do not see the need to change cuentavueltas and ear forever. Some comrades do not matter, but for me it becomes an inconvenience; matter of each.
I stay with the Peugeot without hesitation though I liked the Opel more than you can imagine, If you compare data with the rest of his rivals you realize that it is of the best GTI segment. His cross is to have faces 208, if you take away what is left and you put bars is practically a race car.