/ News, Opel, Other / Opel’s Calibra sports coupe celebrates 25 years of existance

Opel’s Calibra sports coupe celebrates 25 years of existance

Linked In Share
Opel’s Calibra sports coupe celebrates 25 years of existance

The German automaker is now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Calibra model, taking the road of nostalgia to honor the iconic coupe.

The highly aerodynamic model was first presented during the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show, and had – for that time – the best Cd value (0.26) among series produced cars. With an affordable price tag for the entry-level Calibra (33,900 German marks delivered a 115 hp engine), the sports model sold a total of 238,647 units over seven years of production. It even had a good motorsport run, with the Calibra V6 with all-wheel drive claiming the top position to win the 1996 ITC Championship.

Besides the affordable entry-level 2.0-liter unit that produced 115 hp and allowed the Calibra to achieve a top speed of 203 km/h (126 mph), there was a technically advanced four-valve version that delivered 150 hp and assisted the Calibra to a maximum speed of 223 km/h (138 mph). Both engines could be mated to an all-wheel drive traction system and in 1992 Opel also introduced the Claibra Turbo – the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine now had 204 hp and was mated to a six-speed manual that delivered the power to the all-wheel drive system. The Calibra was also offered with a noble, 2.5-liter V6 configuration, boasting 170 hp.

The acclaimed sports car ended series production at the two factories – the main plant in Rüsselsheim and Valmet’s Uusikaupunki, Finland facility – on August 29, 1997.

 

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Friday, September 5th, 2014 - filed under News, Opel, Other. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
25 years Anniversary calibra germany


Discuss: Opel’s Calibra sports coupe celebrates 25 years of existance

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Brazil: dictatorship investigation says VW testimony “unsatisfactory”
Brazil: dictatorship investigation says VW testimony “unsatisfactory”The voice of a Brazilian truth commission probing abuses made during the country’s 1964-85 military dictatorship has panned the ...
Recall roundup: Kia Sorento for accelerator pedal problems
Recall roundup: Kia Sorento for accelerator pedal problemsKia has recently issued a recall for several Sorento models because of a problem with the accelerator pedal, which may stop ...
Jaguar F-Type gets tuned by Startech
Jaguar F-Type gets tuned by StartechThe Jaguar F-Type has been recently updated by Startech and the model in question will be making its debut at the 2015 Geneva ...
VW’s new brand chief starts work in July
VW’s new brand chief starts work in JulyAccording to Volkswagen AG, the world’s second largest automaker and the biggest in Europe, the core passenger-car brand will ...
2016 Honda Civic Type R leaked in new images
2016 Honda Civic Type R leaked in new imagesThe 2016 Honda Civic Type R has leaked in yet another image, depicting its design once more ahead of its public debut scheduled ...
Volkswagen Passat by ABT Sportsline going to Geneva
Volkswagen Passat by ABT Sportsline going to GenevaABT Sportsline will be introducing their new tuning program for the European version of the Volkswagen Passat tomorrow, March 3, ...
Volkswagen uncertain about 2015 after record profit seen last year
Volkswagen uncertain about 2015 after record profit seen last yearThe German automaker, the second largest in the world and the biggest in Europe, announced it would keep its current forecast for ...
2016 Audi R8 Spyder rendered
2016 Audi R8 Spyder renderedThe first renderings with the new generation of the Audi R8 are showing us how the Spyder version of the German supercar will ...
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG gets updated by Posaidon
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG gets updated by PosaidonGerman tuning company Posaidon has worked its magic on a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG as the model has been upgraded. Tuning a ...
Geneva motor show: the certainty of spectacle
Geneva motor show: the certainty of spectacleWhile the European auto market has just tentatively came out of the six-year low of sales, the 2015 Geneva auto show is already ...
Rendered – Skoda Superb RS
Rendered – Skoda Superb RSThe RS version of the Skoda Superb’s new generation will never happen but that doesn’t mean that it cannot exist in the ...
Red Bull drops camouflage livery for race season
Red Bull drops camouflage livery for race seasonMar.2 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Red Bull has dropped the RB11's 'camouflage' test livery. Throughout the winter, the 2015 car has ...
Spotted – Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
Spotted – Mercedes-Maybach S-ClassThe brand new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has been recently spotted in the metal, on public roads, after it has been officially ...
VW AG sees record profit thanks to Audi and Porsche growth
VW AG sees record profit thanks to Audi and Porsche growthThe Volkswagen Group, the world’s second largest automaker and the biggest in Europe, has announced its operating profit surged ...
Japan: Mazda’s most important launch for the year bets it all on diesel
Japan: Mazda’s most important launch for the year bets it all on dieselMazda Motor Corporation unveiled on Friday in Japan the recently released CX-3 compact sport utility vehicle and will only offer ...
Read more automotive news


2015 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

jaguar f-type startech tuning 1
2016 honda civic type r 1
2015 volkswagen passat abt tuning 1
2016 audi r8 spyder 1
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG posaidon tuning 1
skoda superb rs 1
Renegade Hard Steel Concept 1
lexus lf-sa concept 1
Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf 1
Smart ForTwo Cabrio MOSCOT Edition 1
suzuki ik-2
Alfa-Romeo-Giulietta-Collezione-1

More automotive from inautonews
The voice of a Brazilian truth commission probing abuses made during the country’s 1964-85 military dictatorship has panned the German carmaker Volkswagen during a recent hearing for providing an "unsatisfactory" testimony, with the company allegedly tied to the regime. Sao Paulo state ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Geneva Motor Show 2015 – the full car guide
Geneva Motor Show 2015 – the full car guideIt can only get bigger and better. The 85th International Motor Show in Geneva will finally make its “carsy” debut on the 3rd of March. The show ...
Test Drive: Ford Tourneo Courier 1.0 EcoBoost – Serenity
Test Drive: Ford Tourneo Courier 1.0 EcoBoost – SerenityFord has been battling losses for years in its Ford of Europe business, but judging by the model lineup of the second largest US automaker you would ...
Test Drive: Renault Megane GT Line Energy 1.2 TCe
Test Drive: Renault Megane GT Line Energy 1.2 TCe Besides the Megane GT Line diesel, tested here, Renault is also offering a petrol version of the model which is using the 1.2-liter turbo. But is ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: Kia Sorento for accelerator pedal problemsKia has recently issued a recall for several Sorento models because of a problem with the ... Recall roundup: Cadillac ATS for power sunroof controlsGeneral Motors has issued yet another recall, this time for the Cadillac ATS, because of a problem ...
Safety Section