With a drag coefficient of 0.30 it was elected to the world's best series vehicle in terms of aerodynamics. This applied probably mostly for the hatchback, which first appeared in GSI format. At these sporty models one took it probably not so amiss, that the body is not quite so clearly arranged and the rain gutters are missing.
The engine with 200 cc displacement had 11 kW (15 HP) more power now. It has been revised, but still has the lonely overhead camshaft with two valves (only) per cylinder. This was not a high-revving sports engine, as can be seen also in the video below, but still a very good usable drive, which already had much performance at lower speeds. From 1988 there was the Kadett GSI with the 16V engine of the Omega with 110 kW (150 HP).
Only wether to this temperament of driving belonged a rear spoiler about it you could argue. Certainly, at any rate, that it reduced the suitability for daily use. The chassis also focused more on sportiness than on comfort, what you should praise rather at a GSI. Furthermore, it should be pointed to the rear drum brakes and the fact that a simple Ford Escort already had ABS in those years.
This is the legendary display that was only in the GSI. By the way in very different versions. Here you can see the with the torque curve as a rev counter. Basically there were three small displays, of which the middle display still contains with digital speedometer a conventional odometer. One was obviously not yet able to save definitely the driven kilometres also with the battery disconnected for months. As you can see today, one returned again to the round instrument even with the tachometer. 08/14