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Opel Speedster Turbo Makes Its World Premier At The Geneva International
200 HP for the
Ultimate in Driving Pleasure
Powerful 2.0 ECOTEC
turbo engine delivers supercar performance
From zero to 100 km/h
in only 4.9 seconds, superb agility and driving dynamics
Rüsselsheim - The new Opel
Speedster Turbo will celebrate its world premiere at the Geneva
International Motor Show (March 6 to March,16, 2003). The unique,
mid-engine roadster is powered by a 147 kW (200 hp), 2.0-Liter ECOTEC
turbo engine which produces a maximum torque of 250 Newton meters from
only 1950 rpm. Combined with a low weight of 930 kilograms, this enables
the Speedster Turbo to perform at supercar level. It accelerates from zero
to 100 in just 4.9 seconds. The Speedster Turbo sprints from 80 to 120
km/h in 6.7 seconds in fifth gear and in fourth gear in only 5.1 seconds.
It has a top speed of more than 240 km/h.
The open two-seater, with its
stable aluminum chassis and reinforced fiberglass body, feels most at home
on winding roads where it can take full advantage of its agile handling.
Opel engineers have specially tuned the Speedster's proven motor sport
suspension to match with the turbo version (power/weight ratio: 4.7
kg/hp). Aerodynamic characteristics have been optimized with front and
rear spoilers. Modified side ducts supply with additional air. Special
17-inch alloy wheels, a modified front grill and a new interior underscore
the Speedster Turbo's performance qualities. Like the Opel Speedster with
a 2.2 ECOTEC engine (108 kW/147 hp), the new 200 hp-Turbo is manufactured
by Lotus Cars in Hethel, England.