The Paris motor show creeps ever closer and Vauxhall said months ago that they would be making waves in France. With resent spy shots showing a wider, bolder, generally more aggressive Astra variant this is what we were expecting. Vauxhall have not proven us wrong as their new concept car provides us our first look at what a performance Astra coupe could look like.
This is the Astra GTC concept and it is effectively a direct competitor to the likes of the Megane coupe and Focus RS hot-hatch. The performance model is wider and has a much more sculpted body than other Astra’s making the GTC a very good looking car. The coupe seats five just like the standard car but also sports some rather snazzy 21 inch rims. Vauxhall say that this car will be powered by a 2.0 litre, four cylinder, turbocharged engine that should give it quite a punch and the means to fight off competitors.
More details on the GTC at Paris.