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1978-1986 OPEL Senator specifications


What the Royale hatchback coupé was to Vauxhall, so the Monza was to Opel. Based on the big Vauxhall Senator, this 1978-86 ‘Autobahnstormer’ was a good-looking and well-equipped three-door coupé which proved agile despite its bulk. Its dramatic straight line ability – 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds, a top speed of 133mph – was made possible by its fuel-injected six-cylinder engine. Variations on the theme included the ES, with a limited-slip differential to better cope with all that power, and the GSE with Recaro seats, digital instrumentation and a prominent rear spoiler.

Production

  • Production:
    129,644
  • Price at launch:
    £10,374
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,400
  • Price (good):
    £1,300
  • Price (average):
    £600
  • Price (project):
    £400

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    99.9secs
  • Top speed:
    120.0mph
  • Power:
    180.0bhp
  • Torque:
    183.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4839mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2683mm
  • Width:
    1722mm
  • Height:
    1388mm
  • Weight:
    1375kgs

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