- The Opel GT Conrero

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

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.

Front section

Front section

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.

Side section

Side section

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 K├╝gelfisher 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.

Rear section

Rear section

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

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