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1971-1973 VAUXHALL Firenza specifications


The success of Ford’s Capri prompted other manufacturers to offer similar models. The Firenza coupé was Vauxhall’s effort, launched in 1971. It bore a family resemblance to the Viva HC it was based on, but had more rounded, fastback styling; arguably, it was a more attractive creation than the Capri. Engines ranged from an insipid 1159cc to a rather enjoyable 1975cc, but changes in 1972 introduced 1256cc, 1759cc units, as well as the thoroughly entertaining 2279cc powerhouse of 110bhp. In 1973, the coupes became known as Magnums instead.

Production

  • Production:
    18,352
  • Price at launch:
    £1,017
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,850
  • Price (good):
    £1,400
  • Price (average):
    £700
  • Price (project):
    £150

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    22.0secs
  • Top speed:
    84.0mph
  • Power:
    62.0bhp
  • Torque:
    65.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    30.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs, wishbones, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live rear axle, located by lower trailing and diagonal upper arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers.
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4140mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2460mm
  • Width:
    1640mm
  • Height:
    1330mm
  • Weight:
    856kgs

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