Friday, August 16, 2013

Opel Manta B I240 - 1978


OPEL MANTA B I240 ....


In 1862, the young and enterprising Adam Opel takes over the ironworks of his father and transformed into plant Sewing. In 1886 he moved to the production of bicycles but it was not until 1900 that the company began construction in car license and it was not until 1902 to see the appearance of the first car fully design and manufacturing "Opel". So we can say that the brand is part of the closed oldest car manufacturers in Germany circle. In perfect agreement with the German automobile spirit "Opel" will produce simple and economical vehicles robust, reliable. Many sporting success and a wide range of basic utility to the big luxury sedan quickly earned him high esteem customer ....

Today, Opel is one of the most traditional car manufacturers in Germany, and one of the largest car manufacturers in Europe. Opel and its sister brand in the UK, Vauxhall, sell vehicles in over 40 markets worldwide. The company plant in Rüsselsheim has been transformed into one of the most modern plants in the world with a production capacity of about 180,000 vehicles per year. In 2010, its market share increased in 18 of 27 European countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain. Opel was among the top three brands in eight European countries, including the two largest markets, Germany and the United Kingdom ....

In the early 70s, the company is struggling market with a model that is called Opel Manta . The Manta is a fun cut product from 1970 to 1988 in two generations, Manta A (1970-1975) and Manta B (1975-1988). Opel had decided at the time to produce the Manta to compete with the Ford Capri. It shares its platform with the first Ascona and will be replaced in 1988 by the Calibra. Opel Manta markets in 1972 in 1200, equipped with the engine of the Kadett. Externally, it is very different from most motorized versions, but on the road, she says a severe lack of power with only 60 horses. However it has all the comforts of Manta. It will be replaced in 1975 by the very unusual Opel Manta B with superior performance and design subtly restyled ....


The amazing B Opel Manta I240 is quite sporty coupe with elegant lines that could easily be taken for an Italian GT came straight from a Turin design studio known. In fact, it offers a fluid and harmonious look that few would envy transalpine wonders. Like what the Germans also know the beautiful, let us remember that we are in the year 75. The front features a small air Lamborghini 350 with its lights embedded in the cover. As for the rear, it is characterized by a smooth ramp that descends smoothly to the fallen trunk pavilion. The sides are just curves and curves to include passages rather large wheels. The glass surfaces are important as large rear quarter, but also the immense barrier inclined breeze that contributes greatly to this elegant and stylish design ....

Rigorous and well-designed chassis of the unusual B Opel Manta I240 is equipped with a special lowered suspension and sportier with gas shocks front and rear as well as four-wheel ventilated disc more efficient front. The suspension is not left with aluminum wheels front Irmscher 7 x 15 with tires 195/50/15 steel radial carcass and rear wheels 7x15 with tires 205/50/15 steel radial carcass. Option it was possible to take up to a calender four headlights (H4 + H1) for better visibility at night. Regarding the interior, it remains in the Germanic, functional, comfortable, efficient, all with a finish and a faithful mounting reputation. The general atmosphere is quite sporty, but the choice of materials and good driving position give some comfort to all. The car is well equipped and everything at hand, it feels good and it is the principal. Nowadays, it has become very popular for its sublime line and its legendary robustness Vintage Classic model ....

The beautiful B Opel Manta I240 second generation had many possible engines. In fact, the customer can opt for several drives that start with a modest 1300 and amounted to a 2.0-liter. Each engine is both engine types N or S, which differ in compression ratio and thus a higher power. So for the 1900 version N provides 75 horsepower, while the S version higher compression rate claims 90. With the injection, then the power is 110 horsepower, but only 2 liters have this opportunity. At the top of the range, there is a 4-cylinder engine of 2396 cm3 which develops 136 horsepower at 6,000 t / min to 206 NM of torque at 4 100 r / min coupled to a Getrag 5-speed gearbox. It is an engine that demonstrates a willingness and is quite alive even if not the brilliance of an Italian engine that seeks its high power in the towers. The German engine itself is rather round, more torque and a lot more flexible. Satisfactory performance, but the car lacks a bit of punch as it accuses his 1370 kg on the scale ....

Specifications :

    Engine: 4 cylinders
    Engine: 2.4 L
    Power: 136 horsepower at 6000 t / mn
    Torque: 206 Nm at 4 100 r / min
    Weight: 1370 kg
    Speed: 200 km / h




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