Manta 400. 1984 Opel Manta 400

1983 Opel Manta 400 (for Europe ) specs review

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The car has only covered 28,000 miles. Unfortunately the fuel consumption was an issue. Overall an appearance and gauge package, the most obvious difference was the addition of a black hood and on 70-73 models and new fog lamps. Find sources: — · · · · September 2018 In 1979 work began on a rally-spec Opel. This was particularly the case in Great Britain, Ireland and Germany national championships where local star drivers such as Jimmy McRae, Russel Brookes, Austin MacHale and Erwin Weber won their share of titles from 1983 to 1986 while driving Mantas.

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1984 Opel Manta 400 Group B Rally Car

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European Manta models didn't have the large bumpers. It could run 14 km per litre and use unleaded fuel. A closed radiator system was installed so that the radiator had a water tank in the engine bay. This particular Manta was sold via Collecting Cars, an online auction platform that aims to emulate the success of American website, Bring A Trailer. Of course, that does beg the question of which bits were used for the conversion and whether it'll still drive as Opel intended, but as the conversion was supposedly carried out by a Vauxhall dealership, rather than being a hack-job done in someone's garage, and commissioned by the then-boss of the company's world rally team, you'd hope it's about as good as it's likely to get.

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Opel Manta

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The Ascona A was the saloon version on the Manta A chassis and was sold in the U. The Phase 2 however was quite different. This can be explained since only 200 cars needed to be built for Group B homologation it was 400 for Group 4. This bodypack consisted of twin round headlights in a plastic cover, sideskirts, the known 3 split rear spoiler of the Manta 400 and front spoiler and real lower spoiler from Irmscher. Very few corners demand first gear.

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DiRT Rally 2.0

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This shape was also not unique, being available on the Vauxhall Cavalier Sports Hatch variant. The most welcome change inside, compared to the , was to find a five-speed gearbox nestling to hand in place of the previous four-speed. Kevlar bonnet, boot lid, front and rear wings with wheel arch extensions, side skirts, doors and rear spoiler Front suspension double unequal wishbones with coil springs, Bilstein telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti-roll bar Rear suspension live axle with 4 longitudinal links, panhard rod, coil springs and Bilstein telescopic gas shock absorbers. Though driver Jimmy McRae was using the Opel Ascona 400 at the time, Tony Fall felt he could turn the Mantra into a competitive vehicle. Transeurop Engineering therefore turned to Opel's best tuner of the time, Steinmetz.

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1983 Opel Manta 400 (for Europe ) specs review

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Such consumption reflects how hard European manufacturers have been working to extract efficiency from performance cars as well as the ostensible economy cars. The tuning consisted of porting and flowing the head, a higher compression ratio, a race spec camshaft, and triple carburettors, giving the car up to 230 bhp 172 kW. Even worse for Transeurop, Opel did not even want the Opel brand on the cars if the project ever got off the ground. Much of the front was cut out and replaced with other parts being mounted further to the ground in order to give room for the radiator. The sales approach for the Opel line in the U.

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Used Opel Manta Coupe for sale

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The only difference mechanically was the gear ratio in the models with manual transmissions and the Rallye model came with tighter turning radius, standard stiffer suspension and agile front caster adjustments. It seems more readily available than in the , with a lot less wind noise in evidence at any speed up to this point. The output was 142 bhp and could reach 0-60 mph in just 7. Its V12 is simply sublime, piling on speed in a linear rush to the redline. Both featured dual rear sway bars, which provided the best in class handling. This engine was the most used engine by Opel at the time, and was to be found in several Opel Rekord cars. If featured Recaro seats with red cloth, a sleek gray leather-like interior and the full bodypack from the i200 models.

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Opel Manta 400 laptimes, specs, performance data

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That means a 7,000 rpm tachometer redline around 6,200 rpm, 8 to 16 volt dial, matching water temperature, oil pressure 0-5 bar and fuel tank contents minor instrumentation. It would leave the auction unsold. Back in the mid-nineties, the Club Sport was a hefty £5,000 cheaper than a standard 968. Sharing many parts with the Cortina, the Manta was a direct competitor to the Ford Capri. Opel had previously tried a six-cylinder engine layout in 1971 and 1972, but with no success. At least you know where they come from now. Although a four-wheel-drive version of the Manta was said to be under development at Ferguson, the 1984 plans seemed to make it clear that Russelsheim would be responsible solely for development work: competition work being handled outside the factory by a new group.

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