1968 Opel GT 1900

The GT 1900 is an automobile from Opel, with rear wheel drive, a front located engine and a 2 door coupé body style. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.9 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 88 bhp (89 PS/66 kW) of power at 5100 rpm, and maximum torque of 149 N·m (110 lb·ft/15.2 kgm) at 2500-3100 rpm. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual 'box. The claimed weight at the kerb is 970 kg. It is claimed to attain a top speed of 187 km/h (116 mph).

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Key facts

1968 Opel GT 1900 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4113 mm
How heavy?
970 kg
What size engine?
1.9 litre, 1897 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
89 PS / 88 bhp / 66 kW @ 5100 rpm
How much torque?
149 Nm / 110 ft.lb / 15.2 kgm @ 2500-3100 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 11 s
How fast?
187 km/h, 116 mph

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1968 Opel GT 1900 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2431 mm 95.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1254 mm 49.4 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1284 mm 50.6 inches
Length 4113 mm 161.9 inches
Width 1580 mm 62.2 inches
Height 1225 mm 48.2 inches
Ground clearance 129 mm 5.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 970 kg 2138 lb
Weight distribution 52.3 % front
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.41
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Opel
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.9 litre
1897 cc
(115.762 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93 × 69.8 mm
3.66 × 2.75 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.33
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
89 PS (88 bhp) (66 kW)
at 5100 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
46.4 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
149 Nm (110 ft·lb) (15.2 kgm)
at 2500-3100 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
78.55 Nm/litre
0.95 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; light alloy head
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 987 kPa (143.2 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 474.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 7.6 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 11 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17.4 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 187 km/h (116 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 91.98 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
67.65 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
90.72 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.78 kg/kW
24.69 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle 10.80 m
Front suspension I.W.TL.CS.
Rear suspension LA.2SwinglongTrailA.TLinkBar.CS.
Wheel size front 5.5J x 13
Wheel size rear 5.5J x 13
Tyres front 165 HR 13
Tyres rear 165 HR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.44
general
Carfolio.com ID71588
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 21.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Opel GT 1900 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.