Opel Astra F GSi 16V group A (1992)
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1967: Opel Kadett B Coupe Rallye
1975: Opel Kadett C GT/E
1978: Opel Kadett C GT/E 2.0
1982: Opel Kadett D GT/E
1984: Opel Kadett E 1.8 GSi
1987: Opel Kadett E 2.0 GSi
1988: Opel Kadett E GSi 16V
1992: Opel Astra F GSI 16V

On board: see video with Bruno Thiry in 1993

Specifications

Group/Class A/7 Homologation number: A 5452 (31/01 VK)
Years active 1993 - 1997 Homologation start: 1/2/1992
Homologation end: 31/12/2004
Engine
Type GM Family II C20XE, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke located front transverse
Capacity 1998 cc WRC: 1998 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 86.0 x 86.0
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Output power - torgue 210 - 230 HP / 7500 rpm 24.0 kgm (235 Nm) / 5500 rpm
Main bearings 5 of 58mm diameter connecting rod length 143.1mm, big end bearing internal diameter 49mm
Materials block: cast iron cylinderhead: aluminium alloy, 136mm height
Cams/valves dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), belt driven 4 valves/cyl. - 16 valves total. 33mm inlet valve diameter, sodium filled exhaust vavles with 29mm diameter
Aspiration natural, cross flow inlet design, Bosch Motronic M2.5 multi point electronic fuel injection
1999+: Catalytic converter and intake restrictor (Homologation 33/12 ER) fitted
Ignition electronic, firing order 1-3-4-2, Champion RC9MCC spark plugs
Cooling system watercooled 7.2 lt
Lubrication system wet sump 4.5 lt
Transmission
Type front wheel drive 5 or 6 speed QUEIF gearbox
Gearbox ratios 1st: 3.55/1
2nd: 2.16/1
3rd: 1.48/1
4th: 1.13/1
5th: 0.89/1
R: 3.33/1
1st: 2.540/1
2nd: 1.760/1
3rd: 1.420/1
4th: 1.190/1
5th: 1.040/1
R: 3.333/1
Diffrential ratio 5.180/1, 4.850/1, 4.500/1, 4.200/1, 3.55:1, 3.42:1 helical gears, 90% limited slip front differential
Clutch dry single disk, 230mm diameter
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque chassis of GM T platform with roll-cage and front suspension steel sub-frame. 3 door hatchback steel bodyshell with plastic bumbers
Front suspension mac pherson strut with lower wishbone, coil springs (tarmac 200 lbs), telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti roll bar
Rear suspension trailing arm with coil springs (tarmac 200 lbs), telescopic gas shock absorbers and anti roll bar
Steering system rack and pinion
Brakes ventilated disks all around, 295mm front disk diameter with 4 piston calipers, 254mm rear disk diameter with 2 piston calipers dual circuit with servo, adjustable ratio split front to rear
Dimensions
length: 4.086 m (160.9in) width: 1.688 m (66.5 in) height: 1.410 m (55.5 in)
wheelbase: 2.520 m (99.2 in) front track: 1.406 m (55.4 in) rear track: 1.426 m (55.4 in)
Rims - tires 6" x 15"
Weight 1000 kg
Weight/power 4.4 kg/HP
Fuel tank 65 lt
Drag coefficient 0.32

Changes from previous model are noted in bold


Results in WRC

Statistics

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Total
Total WRC results
Races/wins 2 9/(7) 10/(2) 9/(3) 10 5 5 6 1 1 58/(12)
Entries/finishes 2/0 20/14 18/10 21/12 17/8 14/10 10/4 9/7 1/0 1/1 113/66 (58.4%)

Races

Works team: -

Season

A/7 classification noted in brackets
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team MC
Entry list
(SVE)
Entry list
POR KEN TdC GRE (NZ) ARG FIN AUS SR (CdI) (ESP) RAC
Alain Lopès
Jacky Delvaux
Opel Team Belgium eng ine
Dave Metcalfe
Ian Grindrod
Vauxhall Sport drive shaft
Statistics
Starts/finishes 2/0 1/0 1/0

Article from 4T 275, 8/1993

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