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Opel GT 1900

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Opel GT 1900

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1897 cm3 / 115.8 cu in / 115.8 cu in, 65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp @ 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm, 149.0 N·m / 109.9 lb·ft / 109.9 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 187 km/h / 116 mph / 116 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)OpelIssued from1968
ModelGT 1900Issued until
SerieGTNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAdam Opel AGCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3820 l / 134.90 cu ft / 134.90 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4113 mm / 161.9 in / 161.9 inTotal (curb) weight970 kg / 2138 lb / 2138 lb
Width1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inDry weight
Height1225 mm / 48.2 in / 48.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2431 mm / 95.7 in / 95.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1254 mm / 49.4 in / 49.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1284 mm / 50.6 in / 50.6 inWeight distribution (front)52.3 % / 52.3 % / 52.3 %
Ground clearance129 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.41Frontal area (A)1.65 m2 / 17.7 sq ft / 17.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.67 m2 / 7.3 sq ft / 7.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.8 kW / 22.5 hp / 22.5 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerOpelValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore93.0 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.8 mm / 2.75 in / 2.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.33
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1897 cm3 / 115.8 cu in / 115.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity474.25 cm3/cylinder / 28.941 cu in/cylinder / 28.941 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp at 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm / 5100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque149.0 N·m / 109.9 lb·ft / 109.9 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.6 kW/l / 0.760 bhp/cu in / 0.760 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque78.5 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.44

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.60 s / 7.60 s / 7.60 sTop (maximal) speed187 km/h / 116 mph / 116 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio90.7 kW/ton / 68.7 bhp/ton / 68.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h11.00 s / 11.00 s / 11.00 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3Turning circle10.8 m / 35.4 ft / 35.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Transverse leaf spring, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle,2Swinglong Trailing arm,T LinksnkBar, Coil springs
Wheels front5.5J x 13Wheels rear5.5J x 13
Tyres front165 HR 13Tyres rear165 HR 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Opel GT 1900

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