General & Technical Info on
The Cavalier Turbo

 

I have included some general and technical information about the Vauxhall Cavalier Turbo:

 

Specifications:

 

Engine

Type - C20LET
Layout
- 4 cylinder in line, 1998cc
Max Power - 204bhp (150kW) @5600RPM
Max Torque - 206.5lb/ft (280Nm) @2400RPM
Specific Output - 102bhp/litre
Power to Weight - 144BHP/tonne
Installation - transverse, front, four wheel drive
Made of - aluminium head, iron block
Bore/Stroke - 86/86mm
Comp Ratio - 9.0:1
Valves - 4 per cylinder, DOHC
Ignition and Fuel - Bosch Motronic M2.7, Catalytic converter

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

   
 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Turbo

Type - KKK16, integral water cooling and oil lubrication

 

Gearbox

Type - 6 speed manual by GETRAG
Ratios -  1st - 3.57:1 / 5.2mph per 1000RPM
            2nd - 2.16:1 / 8.7mph per 1000RPM
            3rd - 1.45:1 / 12.9mph per 1000RPM
            4th - 1.10:1 / 17.0mph per 1000RPM
            5th - 0.89:1 / 21.0mph per 1000RPM
            6th - 0.74:1 / 25.3mph per 1000RPM
            Rev - 3.32:1 / 5.6mph per 1000RPM
            Final Drive - 3.72:1 / 3.70:1  (front/rear)

 

4x4 System

Concept - Designed by Austrian Steyr-Daimler-Puch
Type - Viscous Coupling
Drive Ratio - 85% front, 15% rear, normally but can anything upto 100% front OR rear

 

Suspension

Front - coil springs, telescopic gas pressure dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear - fully independent, with semi-trailing arms, progressive rate conical mini-block springs, telescopic gas pressure dampers, anti-roll bar

 

Brakes

Front - 285mm ventilated discs
Rear - 269mm discs
Anti-Lock - standard

 

Dimensions

Overall Length - 4493mm
Overall Width - 1706mm
Overall Height - 1321mm
Wheelbase - 2601mm
Turning Circle - 10.6m
CDA value - 0.30

 

Performance

Maximum Speeds

1st -  34mph @ 6600rpm
2nd - 57mph @ 6600rpm
3rd - 85mph @ 6600rpm
4th - 112mph @ 6600rpm
5th - 139mph @ 6600rpm
6th - 150mph+ (theoretical speed - 167mph @ 6600rpm)

 

Acceleration from Rest

30mph - 2.4 secs
40mph - 3.6 secs
50mph - 4.9 secs
60mph - 6.5 secs
70mph - 8.8 secs
80mph - 11.2 secs
90mph - 14.2 secs
100mph - 18.2 secs
110mph - 23.3 secs
120mph - 30.7 secs

Standing 1/4 mile - 15.3secs @ 94mph
30 - 70mph through gears - 6.4 secs

** All performance figures taken from the Vauxhall Cavalier Turbo review produced by Autocar and Motor magazine dated 30 December 1992 **

 

 




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