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Old 08-28-2009, 03:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I would opt for a old Opel GT and stick a 1.0 Geo motor in it.
lovely car, the opel gt, but looks can be deceiving, it's actually got worse aero than the geo! the metro has a 0.32 Cd while the GT has a 0.35!! of course it's quite a bit smaller so the Cda might be more favorable, plus it has some areas where aeromods make a huge difference... no real airdam or thought about underbody aero

btw the GT had two motor options, a 1.1l 67 hp and a 1.9l 102hp, most people wanted the bigger one of course, but the fairly low numbers sugest this car would live up to it's original design specs with a fairly small modern economy motor

the gt's not having a trunk and the space being taken up by the fueltank it would also make a neat ev conversion... one could even put the charge plug where the original fuelcap is

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Old 08-29-2009, 08:12 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ATaylorRacing View Post
I would opt for a old Opel GT and stick a 1.0 Geo motor in it.
Is the opel front wheel driven? I ask because there is one for sale in my neighborhood and...so is a geo.

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