Opel is celebrating the 25 anniversary of the Calibra by taking a look back at the iconic coupe.
Opel is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Calibra by taking a look back at the iconic coupe.
Originally unveiled at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Calibra was an instant hit and sported an impressively low drag coefficient of 0.26 which was the best among all series production cars at the time.
A variety of engines were available and entry-level 2.0-liter unit produced 115 PS (85 kW) which enabled the car to hit a top speed of 203 km/h (126 mph). The more advanced four-valve version produced 150 PS (110 kW) and increased the top speed to 223 km/h (138 mph).
The company eventually introduced a Calibra Turbo in 1992 and it featured a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that developed 204 hp (150 kW). It was connected to a six-speed manual transmission and an all-wheel drive system.
The Calibra eventually went out of production in August 1997 following a seven year run that saw a total of 238,647 coupes being built.
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