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1973-1979 OPEL Kadett GT/E specifications


Opel’s version of the GM T-car offered a wider range of bodies than the more familiar (in the UK) Vauxhall Chevette. The most appealing of all was the Coupé, which is something of a cult car in Germany, and at the very top of the tree, the GT/E version. The fastest Kadett was distinguished by its two-tone paint and earned its stripes by using the Manta’s 1.9-litre cam-in-head engine in fuel injected form. With 105bhp on tap, it was a genuinely quick car, and the well-damped chassis and tight steering was more than capable of harnessing the additional power.

Production

  • Production:
    1,701,075 (all versions)
  • Price at launch:
    £3,166
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,000
  • Price (good):
    £2,500
  • Price (average):
    £1,500
  • Price (project):
    £600

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.0secs
  • Top speed:
    110.0mph
  • Power:
    105.0bhp
  • Torque:
    110.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbones, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, trailing arm, coil spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4121mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2394mm
  • Width:
    1594mm
  • Height:
    1320mm
  • Weight:
    915kgs

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