The usual maximum speed highway routes you will see here Engine1 have hot cars like the Toyota Supra, the Chevrolet Corvette or even a Bentley Flying Spur. Whether they’re beating their electronically limited top speed or not reaching their declared top speeds, these types of videos always amuse us.
But it’s different this time. Our star today is the Opel Corsa B – a humble three-door hatchback produced in 1993 that is not popular because of the power. In fact, the particular example here produces only 53 horsepower (40 kilowatts) from its 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine.
Don’t expect a hatchback miracle, however, but it’s interesting that the car can still push its limits even after having existed for almost three decades. It was not a miserable attempt at all in the unrestricted part of the highway. After a while, the Corsa B reached its top speed of 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour).
Fortunately, the Opel Corsa has improved a lot compared to its previous form. The current model, the Corsa F that you see in the gallery above, is much better than before. It’s a perfect representation of what the development of a vehicle will look like in 30 years.
Even better, the 2020 Opel Corsa can be equipped with a 1.2 L turbocharged engine developing up to 130 hp (97 kW) and 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque. Its top speed is also a little higher, at 117 mph (188 km / h) – not so much improvement, but remember that it is an eco-car.
Now who’s going to race a Ladybug at top speed? Hit us, please.