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Opel Speedster '00
Opel Speedster '00
Appears in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Displacement 2198 cc
Drivetrain MR[3]
Aspiration NA
Engine Opel Z22SE Ecotec engine
Max Power 147 PS
Performance Points 403 PP
Max Torque 20.70 kgf.m
Length 3790 mm
Width 1708 mm
Height 1112 mm
Weight 850 kilograms (1,900 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 5.78 kg (12.7 lb) per horsepower

The Opel Speedster '00 is a road car produced by Opel. It first appears in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec.

DescriptionEdit

"A 2-seater sportscar that shares its structure with the Elise, while achieving a solid driving experience."

The Opel Speedster was sold as the Vauxhall VX220 in the UK.

Based on the Lotus Elise, the Speedster represents Opel's sole sports-car model. The compact convertible made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1999. Like the Elise, the Speedster is all about light weight, built on an innovative bonded aluminum chassis. Lotus manufactured about 10 percent of the Speedster's other components as well.

Even with all this sharing, the two cars possessed distinctively different characters. For one, the Opel's wheelbase is 1.1 inches longer than the Lotus's 90.5 inch[4] wheelbase. (91.7 inches to 90.5 inches). But more important, the Speedster had a completely different look. The styling was performed by General Motors, with many feeling that it looked better than the Lotus. It has a handsome face with a pleasant blend of sharp angles and rounded edges.

Underneath the sheet metal beats a different heart. In the Speedster's case, it was a clean-burning 2.2-liter DOHC inline-4 that produces 145 HP and 149.7 ft-lb of torque. The modest output failed to satisfy many enthusiasts, so in 2003, Opel added a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 to the mix. This engine did the trick, with its 197 HP that allowed Opel to reach a top speed of 149 mph. This was possible because of the Speedster's lean 850-kg curb weight. In the U.K., the Opel Speedster was marketed through Vauxhall as the VX220.

AcquisitionEdit

GT3Edit

This car can be bought at the Opel dealership for 38,390 Credits. In the PAL version however, if the player choose English as the default language, the car is replaced by a Vauxhall VX220.

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Opel New Cars Dealership for 44,690 Credits.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 44,690 Credits.

GT5Edit

This car is a Standard Car, and can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 40,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. Alternatively, it can be acquired by winning the Schwarzwald League A in B-Spec. It is a Level 1 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 44,690 Credits. It is a simplified car.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive
  4. Pluralized as "inches" in-game

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