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Opel Speedster

(2000 model)

Brief specs of 2000 Opel Speedster

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2198 cm3 / 134.1 cu in / 134.1 cu in, 107.4 kW / 144.0 hp / 144.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 203.0 N·m / 149.7 lb·ft / 149.7 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph top speed, consumption 8.5 l/100km / 33.2 mpg-UK / 27.7 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from2000
ModelSpeedsterIssued until
SerieSpeedsterNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3786 mm / 149.1 in / 149.1 inTotal (curb) weight850 kg / 1874 lb / 1874 lb
Width1708 mm / 67.2 in / 67.2 inDry weight
Height1117 mm / 44.0 in / 44.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2330 mm / 91.7 in / 91.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1488 mm / 58.6 in / 58.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity36 l / 7.9 UK gal / 9.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.38Frontal area (A)1.60 m2 / 17.2 sq ft / 17.2 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.61 m2 / 6.6 sq ft / 6.6 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)15.2 kW / 20.3 hp / 20.3 hp

Engine

Engine Code2.2 ECOTECTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium block & headsBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke94.6 mm / 3.72 in / 3.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.91
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement2198 cm3 / 134.1 cu in / 134.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity549.50 cm3/cylinder / 33.533 cu in/cylinder / 33.533 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power107.4 kW / 144.0 hp / 144.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque203.0 N·m / 149.7 lb·ft / 149.7 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.6 kW / 86.6 hp / 86.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.9 kW/l / 1.074 bhp/cu in / 1.074 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque92.4 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.81
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.95

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio169.4 kW/ton / 128.4 bhp/ton / 128.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.90 s / 5.90 s / 5.90 sFuel consumption, City (urban)12.3 l/100km / 23.0 mpg-UK / 19.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)6.4 l/100km / 44.1 mpg-UK / 36.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)8.5 l/100km / 33.2 mpg-UK / 27.7 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions205 g/km / 330 g/mi / 330 g/mi
  Range424 km / 263 mi / 263 mi

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.8Turning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs
Wheels front5.5J x 17Wheels rear7.5J x 17
Tyres front175/55 R 17Tyres rear225/45 R 17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front288 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 inBrake diameter rear288 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel Speedster

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