Opel returns to grass-roots motorsports (w/VIDEO)

Opel will return to its roots in 2013, with two new single-make motorsport series – Opel ADAM Cup and Astra OPC Cup. The Opel Adam Cup will be run as part of the ADAC Rally Masters, with a specification closely matched to FIA R2 standards.

New Astra VXR breaks cover

Following the enthusiastic response to Vauxhall’s Astra GTC, the Luton car maker has been quick to reveal the headline-grabbing VXR version, packing 276 bhp and a mighty 400 Nm of torque.

Vauxhall reveal the new Astra GTC

Vauxhall’s new Astra GTC will make a surprise debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, more than two months ahead of its official world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Details were revealed last night of Vauxhall’s eagerly anticipated model which was previewed as the GTC Paris Concept at last year’s Paris Motor Show.

Video: 2010 Vauxhall Astra at Millbrook

Fabrizio Giovanardi drives the new Vauxhall Astra around Millbrook’s mountain circuit in a make-believe race with its competitors from Ford and Volkswagen. I am sure Vauxhall didn’t expect us to be fooled, but it’s an interesting way to reveal their new family car.