Opel Kadett GSi – 2.1L C20XE
Information received January 2008:
Opel Kadett GSI 16v -89 (Vauxhall Astra mk2 GTE 16v)drysumped 260bhp 248nm N/A with 33/29 valve SBD powered c20xe engine and a custom made 4-1 3stepped race header. It has a Quaife close ratio straight cut gearbox with 4.50 final gear, Dot approved “street legal” MH 205/65R13 tyres, the car is street legal (taxed and MOTed) chassis are optimized for dragracing.
Best times: 1/8mile: 7.70sec 152km/h, 1/4mile: 12.25sec 185km/hincar 1 Johan’s car in Sweden 1/8mile @ Malmoe (my first ride with the car)
Email received from Johan, June 2007:
As I only want high peak power, this 4-1 header is a better solution for me (dragracing), it made 260bhp and 248nm with 33/29 valves.
We have only been mapping it from 6000-8500rpm because there was no time for the low revs. (competition day after). The car feels really strong now.
I made 12.58sec with a bad 2.1sec 60 foot time (it was raining) and 181.5 km/h topspeed at 1/4mile
I am hoping for a high 11sec time with some better grip.
I have won every event except one in Sweden, the one I didn’t win was because my flywheel bolts fell off =( but its ok now again. =)
I have a movie from the event:
and one from the dyno day:
Johan’s Kadett was on show at Sweden’s biggest indoor car show in March 2007. The car has been built for 1/8 mile and 1/4 mile racing (dragracing) and is street legal.