Discover the amazing dynamics of Opel’s OPC vehicles on the OPC performance training course. It’s not jut a lot of fun, it also improves your everyday driving safety. One of the highlights is driving on the 5-kilometer high-speed oval track at the test site. Its 37-degree banks enable speeds of up to 250 km/h without lateral forces.
Learn to pilot our vehicles quickly and securely along the ideal racing line on our own racetrack with its 16 different curve radii. Pure adrenaline! As in a motor racing event, we measure relevant data and combine it with video recordings of the driver and the track – which are available for each participant to take home.
Left, right, left: here you can train precise driving and the clean combination of steering and throttle control. With perfect seat position and steering techniques, you learn to drive through the slalom with a steady rhythm.
Torture tracks, all kinds of surfaces, extreme rising and falling gradients – the Dudenhofen Test Center has everything you need to simulate the most extreme conditions in the life cycle of a vehicle.
The 5 km high-speed banked circuit is a highlight of the test center. Its banked angle of up to 37 degrees allows speeds of up to 250 km/h without lateral forces.
Dynamic driving demands secure braking. Sometimes it is impossible to stop before the obstacle – that means skillful swerving is required!
Learn to pilot our vehicles quickly and securely along the ideal racing line on our own racetrack with its 16 different curve radii. We measure relevant data as for a race and combine it with video recordings of the driver and the track.
Drive several rounds very quickly, smoothly and without error on a handling course marked by cones.
A day full of excitement.
The day’s events in detail:
Arrival, registration, breakfast together
Meet and greet instructor team
First part of training program
Second part of training program
Coffee and cake, participants’ departure
Opel Brand Ambassador Joachim Winkelhock, whom everyone simply calls Jockel, will be taking you off to the Opel OPC Performance Training track and showing you all the finesses of motor sports.
Joachim Winkelhock is a truly popular figure, many long years the favourite of motor sports fans and a great name in racing. He twice grabbed the overall victory at the 24-hours on the Nürburgring, is entered one in the winners’ list at Le Mans and has also demonstrated his skills around the globe: In 1993, he finished off his very first season in the hotly contested British Touring Car Championship BTCC as champion and was also successful in the American Le Mans Series.
Together with his company Consulting & Services and its brand Joy of Drive, Felix Schmitt is in charge of carrying out OPC Performance Training. He has been successfully organising events dealing with car driving for more than ten years and has enthusiastically acquainted many guests with the sportiest and safest ways of handling their cars. Together with him and his team of experienced instructors, you will experience every bit of dynamism OPC vehicles can offer. True to the motto: OPC – pure passion.
Opel will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the contents of this Site are accurate and up to date but does not accept any liability for any claims or losses arising from a reliance upon the contents of the Site. Some of the information on this Site may not be correct due to product changes which may have occurred since it was launched. Some of the equipment described or shown may only be available in certain countries or may be available only at extra cost. Opel reserves the right to change product specifications at any time. For the actual product specifications in your country, please consult your Opel dealer.