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AWD Turbo Opel Corsa – Build Thread

15 March 2012 5 Comments

I happened to stumble across this build last night while doing my usual reading up and blog research. In South Africa we see a lot of Opel Corsa’s having bolt on turbo kits being put on and body kits and they are pretty much almost as popular as a modified VW Golf. So I was saying I came across something that is very unique and the Opel fans are about to do their nuts!! This car falls straight out of Switzerland and I’m told that to have a modified car there is something the traffic warden doesn’t take nicely too. Let’s get to the interesting bits…

The car started out with a bit of a modified history…

Body ready to be stripped own to its bare form, the Opel Calibra donor has also just arrived and its time to get things rolling.

The very awesome Opel  C20xe superboss motor which is about to go into the Corsa..! watch this… Something i just need to add is that the Opel Calibra’s over there come out with an AWD gearbox and a turbo’d version of the C20xe, so that was the reason the Calibra was used as the donor vehicle!

With the engine out, its time to make the body handle the extra weight of the rear diff and extra power. The back section of the boot was cut open to re enforce the back section of the chase and to make mounting points for the rear drive train.


Engine ready and in she goes.. Happy happiness, thats all we can say!

Next on the agenda was to make sure that the driver and passenger were treated to nice new roll cage. the interior will soon become as safe as houses..




All welded up and looking hotter than Megan Fox in a Transformer…
Getting the rear suspension arm in and fitting the radiator into the rear of the car as there isn’t enough space to house.

nothing better than a ladies undercarrage is there.. this is what you call an all wheel drive Opel Corsa conversion!

Is now to get this little lady to look the part. Here comes the bodykit and then some blending!



That’s all for now ladies and gents. Keep an eye out for the rest of this build thread, I promise you its something you don’t want to miss!


5 Comments »

  • Kifazoid said:

    SO awesome this project if you want another great Corsa project man here is a link i’m sure you will find this interesting :)

    will send a Messiaen on Facebook for you.

    Kifazoid Out!

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  • Darth Vader said:

    this is a mooi build wonder what power he is making and how the drive is aswell

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    Blair Reply:

    Ill give the power figures once the build is complete.. but hes looking at 170kw +

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  • Kifazoid said:

    is that the kit from the Uno?

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  • Ian said:

    We have done it the first AWD corsa in South Afica.

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