|Opel Astra Touring Car (Opel Team Phoenix) '00|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||DTM-spec 4.0-liter V8|
|Max Power||453 BHP|
|Max Torque||51.00 kgf.m|
|Weight||1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb)|
The Opel Astra Touring Car (Opel Team Phoenix) '00 is a Race car produced by Opel. It appears in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6 (as the Opel Astra V8 Coupe (Opel Team Phoenix) '00).
The car appears to be the #7, driven by Manuel Reuter, who finished 2nd place overall in the 2000 DTM Driver's Championship.
"A monster in the shape of an Astra; a DTM machine that terrorized the series in the year 2000."
- The Opel Astra was sold as the Vauxhall Astra in the UK.
Germany's popular GT race, the DTM (Deutsch Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car Champioship) disappeared in 1996 when its was absorbed by the ITCC (International Touring Car Championship). But in 2000, the DTM resurfaced with a new format. On the grid at the opening race were the Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM, the Audi TT-R, and the Opel Astra V8 Coupe.
Despite looking similar to the production V8 Coupe, Opel's DTM machine was an entirely different car, purpose built to the details. Under the hood was a 4.0-liter V-8 that cranked out 454 HP. It was mated to a heavy-duty sequential 6-speed gearbox that managed the power sent to the rear wheels. Weighing in at a lean 1000 kg, the Astra DTM was a proverbial road rocket.
Opel Team Phoenix finished 1-2 in both first and second races at Oschersleben, and registered yet another victory in the first race of the third round in Norisring. Opel temporarily stalled midway through the series, but regained its momentum at the end of the season. Although Opel missed winning the team championship, lead driver Manuel Reuter finished 2nd in the Driver's Championship. Opel's other drivers fared well, too, with a 5th and 6th palce finish by Joachim Winkelhock and Bruno Arnsten, respectively. Teams running the Opel race car placed 2nd and 4th in the Constructor's Championship.
This car, now under a new name, Opel Astra V8 Coupe (Opel Team Phoenix) '00, can be purchased for 1.000.000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
As a Standard car, the Opel Astra Touring Car (Opel Team Phoenix) '00 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 978,960 Credits. It is a Level 18 car.
The Astra can be bought in Opel Dealership with cost of 550,000 credits. The car is more powerful than its classic-touring car, Calibra, despite the low cost.
This car can be won by winning the German Touring Car Cup in the Amateur Events Hall. It had a chance of 1/4 (25% of probability) to come as a prize car. Be aware that in the PAL version of the game this car is unobtainable if the player selects English as the game language.