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Opel GT

Opel GT 1100 / 1900 (+ GT/J)
EngineIn-line four-cylinder
Displacement1078/1897 cm³
Bore * stroke75*93 / 61*69,8 mm
Compression ratio9,2/9,5 : 1
Crankshaft3-/5-fold mounted
Engine controlOHV/OHC
Mixture preparation2 carburetors/downdraft carburetor
Lubrication2,8/3,5 liter
Torque85/149 Nm at
4400/2800 rpm
Performance44/66 kW (60/90 hp)
Rated speed5200/5500 rpm
TransmissionFour-speed, three-speed automatic (optional)
Power drive designFront (mid) engine with rear wheel drive
Wheelbase2.431 mm
Suspension frontDouble wishbone, leaf spring transverse
Suspension rearRigid axle at coil springs
BodyBrissoneau & Lotz (F)
Length4.113 mm
Width1.580 mm
Height1.220 mm
Kerb weight845/940 kg + driver
Fuel tankApprox. 55 liter
Top speedApprox. 155/185 km/h
Acceleration0 - 100 km/h 16,3/10,5 s
Period of construction1968 - 1970 / 1969 - 1973
Purchase price12.000 DM (1900)
Electrics12 V / 36/44 Ah / 28/35 A
ModelsGT/J, automatic
cabriolet as study
SuccessorOpel GT 2007

Of course there is an American role model for the Opel GT, the Corvette Sting Ray from the parent company Chevrolet. It has appeared a year earlier, but with eight cylinders and up to 7.5 liters of displacement, a corresponding suspension, different pop-up headlights pull-headlights and detachable roof halves.

The design is beyond any doubt.

In any case, an independent design is created, not a simple reduction. Even today (2008) that as a classic beauty look as almost timeless. However, such special bodies have their price. . Once the rust has set in it, it is difficult to remove free of residues.

Under the body is Kadett technology

The technical chassis is from the Kadett. Thus the maximum vehicle width is fixed. Even with the low tyre width the GT can not match its American model. Tyre diameter and wheelbase could also be slightly larger. Despite or because of these limitations, the designers have done really good work.

Wheels can broaden to the inside.

What the pictures above do not show, the hand-operated folding mechanism of the headlights. They do a rotation of 180 ° around the longitudinal axle. The Opel GT will be a success though neither it has four seats nor reasonable access to the trunk. For cost reasons, the GT must get by with series engines of 1.1 and 1.9 liters, which at the stronger nevertheless results in a respectable top speed.

There are too many GT tinkered with.

With today's cars the Opel GT may not be compared. For this the engines are - even the with more displacement - to phlegmatic. In the American version this will lose again 3.6 kW (5 HP). After all, it reached then still 180 km/h, but tough when accelerating and revving up. After all, it is elastic and in fact quiet, although it is not so far away with the noise isolation.

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The dashboard peppered as standard with watches is the last cry at that time, the lack of lateral support of the seats not unusual. Of course, the indirect steering can not entirely convince, but the relatively simple suspension does a good job, although somewhat at the expense of comfort. What is that compared to the feeling of sitting in one of the best styled cars of its time. 03/08

About 100,000 were produced ...


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