• Vauxhall Calibra

Opel Calibra – car coupé designed by Erhard Schnell as the sportiest version of the Opel Vectra, which divides the floorpan and suspension, properly hardened and lowered. Made 239 118 copies of the model. In a plebiscite on the European Car of the Year 1991 model took third position (behind the Renault Clio and the Nissan Primera).

The premiere of the vehicle took place at the IAA in 1989. In the same year she won the award for its design (although the serial production started only a year later). The car stood out mainly low drag coefficient of at Cx = 0.26. Auto strikes the eye with its distinctive silhouette: narrow, flat lights, wedge-like beltline, sharply sloping surface of the rear window and door without border over the glass.

In 1991, the tapes rolled off the assembly Opel Calibra 67 443 copies. In 1993 he was offered a new range of body colors and upholstery. In 1994, the Calibra undergone a facelift and added new engines: 2.0 16V ECO Tec (136hp) – replaced his predecessor’s 150-hp and 2.5 V6 24V ECO Tec (170hp). facelift included only interior details, on the outside you can recognize later versions of the sign company that has been transferred from the mask to the air intake. By the way, also used a lot of improvements "design.

Some varieties of engine (2.0 8v, 2.0 16v) ​​were available for an additional charge of 4×4. Only the Turbo had such a drive as standard. Calibra front suspension wishbones and a column MacPherson’a, wishbone rear suspension is slanted and coil springs, but in versions with four-wheel multi-link suspension is used as amended, which also had revised geometry in the form of increased negative camber. The most powerful variant Calibra Turbo 4×4 was 2.0 (designation C20LET), developing standard power 204hp and 280 Nm of torque, Calibra equipped with this unit achieves a maximum speed of 245km/h and hastened to 100km/h in less than 7 seconds.

Auto appeared in the mass sale of six engine variants:

Calibra interior (dashboard) has also been adapted from the Vectra, while the sportiest seats have not yet been used in other models of the brand. The rear seat comes standard with the option of division and spreading. Rack for a sports car is roomy – 360 l also were offered special editions Calibra DTM/Rosberg, Classic, Young, Cliff Motorsport Edition, Last Edition, differing from the standard height suspension package spoilers company Irmscher (Cliff Motorsport Edition and Book Edition), exhaust system, equipment (for example, BBS alloy wheels 16 ", lowered suspension Irmscher’a, rear spoiler, yellow badges on the doors and tailgate, door handles and roof rails, body-color tablet on ashtray version of DTM and KEKE ROSBERG EDITION).

In 1993-94, racing Opel Calibra built on, led by Keke Rosberg, Manuel Reuter and John Winter took part in the ITC. In 1996, the Calibra helped them win the title in categories: best team and the best driver. After this victory Calibra was withdrawn from motorsport, and completed its production.

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