Opel Vectra GTS V8 DTM
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Opel Vectra GTS V8 DTM
Opel Vectra GTS V8 DTM
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Opel Vectra C, built to the DTM rules
CategoryDeutsche Tourenwagen Masters (Touring Cars)
ConstructorGermany Opel
PredecessorOpel Astra DTM
SuccessorNo successor because of Opel's DTM withdrawal after 2005 season (last Opel DTM car to date)
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon-fibre reinforced plastic monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbones front and rear, central wheel mounts, stabilisers front and rear, adjustable shock absorbers
Suspension (rear)As front
Length4,883 mm (192 in)
Width1,850 mm (73 in)
Height1,250 mm (49 in)
Axle track1,600 mm (63 in) on front; 1,550 mm (61 in) on rear
Wheelbase2,800 mm (110 in)
EngineSpiess-built Opel 4.0 L (244 cu in) V8 90° naturally aspirated, front engined, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionXtrac 6-speed sequential manual transmission
Power476 hp (355 kW) @ 6,800 rpm
Weight1,080 kg (2,381 lb) in 2004 later 1,050 kg (2,315 lb) in 2005 including driver
FuelShell V-Power Racing unleaded (2004)
Aral Ultimate 100 RON unleaded (2005)
LubricantsValvoline Racing Synthetic VR1 Motor Oil 10W-30
BrakesAP Racing carbon brake discs with 6-piston calipers and pads
TyresDunlop SP Sport Maxx
BBS wheels
Competition history
Notable entrantsGermany OPC Team Phoenix
Germany OPC Team Hozler
Notable driversSwitzerland Marcel Fässler
France Laurent Aïello
United Kingdom Peter Dumbreck
Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Germany Manuel Reuter
Germany Timo Scheider
Debut2004 Hockenheimring 1 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters round
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
22 (including non-championship race at Shanghai)0 (including non-championship race at Shanghai)0 (including non-championship race at Shanghai)1 (including non-championship race at Shanghai)
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

The Opel Vectra GTS V8 DTM was a last-ever DTM touring car constructed by the German car manufacturer Opel. It was developed in mid-2002 with an upon completion in late-2003 and has been raced in 2004-2005 DTM seasons with small success before the automotive company's exit after 2005 season due to General Motors was focused on BTCC and FIA WTCC in European sector as well as reducing company's annual costs.[1] The Vectra GTS V8 DTM replaced the retired Opel Astra DTM at the end of the 2003 season and based on the production Opel Astra C. Most notably of the Opel Vectra GTS V8 DTM events was their horrific accident involving Peter Dumbreck at the Zandvoort after his car lost control and rolled several times, but Peter Dumbreck was uninjured.[2]

Opel Vectra GTS V8 DTM is powered by 4.0-litre V8 engine built by Spiess Tuning AG.

References

  1. ^ motorsport.com. "Opel to be withdrawn after 2005". motorsport.com. Retrieved 2004.
  2. ^ motorsport.com. "Ekstrom wins Zandvoort after crash chaos". motorsport.com. Retrieved 2004.

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