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1972-1981 PANTHER J72 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:
    300
  • Price at launch:
    £4,380
  • Price (excellent)
    £16,500
  • Price (good):
    £12,500
  • Price (average):
    £8,500
  • Price (project):
    £5,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.4secs
  • Top speed:
    114.0mph
  • Power:
    190.0bhp
  • Torque:
    200.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    16.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V12
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbone, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, trailing arms, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4064mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2770mm
  • Width:
    1664mm
  • Height:
    1346mm
  • Weight:
    1136kgs

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