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Opel - 2005 Vectra OPC Twin Turbo
Opel - 2005 Vectra OPC Twin Turbo

Opel - 2005 Vectra OPC Twin Turbo

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Introduced in the summer of 2002, the current model, the Vectra C, is built in Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, and is based on the GM Epsilon platform. It is also assemb... More »
Introduced in the summer of 2002, the current model, the Vectra C, is built in Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, and is based on the GM Epsilon platform. It is also assembled in Egypt, along with the two previous versions. A four-door sedan is the staple model, while the five-door hatchback, known as the Vectra GTS, is meant to recall cult models from Opel in the past such as the Commodore GTE of the 1970s.Engine range was substantially modified to account for the more sporty GTS model (and an increased curb weight). While a 122 PS (90 kW) 1.8 Ecotec engine was the base model, a 2.0 L turbocharged engine with 175 PS (129 kW) and a new 3.2 L V6, with 211 PS (155 kW) was also offered. Diesel power, now important for commercial success in Europe, was first provided by Isuzu (a 3.0 L V6 is still retained), but the four-cylinder diesel engines were replaced by Fiat-designed units with 1.9 L, capable of 150 PS (110 kW), in 2004.The Vectra received a facelift near the end of 2005, and the V6 engine was replaced by an Australian-built 2.8 V6 Turbo unit, similar to the one used in the Saab 9-3. More importantly, Holden introduced, for the first time, an OPC (VXR in the UK) version the Vectra, available only in the hatchback and estate bodies. Power on the Saab V6 Turbo was increased to 255 PS (188 kW), and maximum speed falls short of 250 km/h (155 mph).In the UK, the hatchback is not considered a specialty model. In Australasia, the rebadged Holden Vectra ZC is considered more upmarket, though not to the same extent as in Europe. A station wagon version, called the Caravan in Germany, was released in 2003.Interestingly, the same platform that underpins this Vectra also underpins the Saab 9-3 (Sweden) and the current Chevrolet Malibu, Pontiac G6 and Saturn Aura (North America).This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia. Hide -
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