OPEL GT CONRERO: THE ITALIC LIGHTNING
Between the late 60s and early 70s, Autotecnica Conrero built the best competition Opel GT ever built
It was 1968 when Opel built the GT, its first sports coupe and immediately hypotheses were made for its possible use in the races reserved for sports cars.
The original Opel GT
There were several companies involved in developing these variants, but it was the Italian Autotecnica Conrero who built the best version of all in 1969.
This model, approved for FIA Group 4, was aesthetically recognized for the additional mudguards fixed to the bodywork by means of rivets that allowed the installation of increased competition wheels while the passenger compartment was updated with safety roll-bars, sports seats and new indicators for the monitoring of oil temperature and fuel pressure.
The four-cylinder 1.9 engine was then developed to deliver the power of 225 hp thanks to the installation of a special cylinder head, the Kügelfisher power supply and an exhaust system without muffler, ensuring a maximum speed of 235 km / h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.2 seconds.
Used until 1986 in numerous competitions, the GT powered by Conrero obtained the class victory at the 1971 Targa Florio as the best result, which guaranteed the German company third place in the International Cup for GT Cars.
Thank you to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation