|Opel Calibra Touring Car '94|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2|
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||Cosworth KF V6|
|Max Power||555 BHP (GT2)|
414 BHP (GT3-GT6)
|Performance Points||523 PP|
|Max Torque||221.3 lb-ft|
|Weight||1,060 kilograms (2,300 lb) (GT2)|
1,040 kilograms (2,300 lb) (GT3-GT6)
|Power/Weight Ratio||1.91 kg (4.2 lb) per horsepower (GT2)|
2.51 kg (5.5 lb) per horsepower (GT3-GT6)
The car appears to be the #6, driven by Keke Rosberg, who achieved a 14th place finish in the 1994 DTM Driver's Championship.
"The newest aerodynamics and 4WD system make this car a monster on the circuit."
- The Opel Calibra was sold as the Vauxhall Calibra in the UK.
Opel entered the Calibra V6 in the final race of the 1993 DTM season (Deutsch Tourenwagen Masters) at Hockenheim. It earned championship points on its first time out, providing onlookers with an indication as to what was to come.
The Calibra's chassis was developed by the Joest Team, past winners of numerous 24 Hours of Le Mans races. The Cosworth-tuned 2.5-liter turbocharged V6 produced 414 HP, with the power transferred to all four wheels. The 2-door coupe was fitted with wide fenders to accommodate its meaty tires. A large front spoiler and rear wing were also included. Even the unseen underbody was specially molded to take advantage of ground effects.
The car was driven by Manuel Reuter and former Formula 1 World Champion Keke Rosberg. In 1994, John Winter joined Rosberg and Reuter forming a three-man team. The Calibra had its best year in 1996, when the DTM merged with the ITC (International Touring Car Championship). The Calibra received an engine power boost to 493 HP and Reuter won three out of 26 races to claim the Driver's Title. Other Opel members drove well, with a total of five drivers ranking in the top ten. However, at the end of the year Opel decided to withdraw from the ITC, and the series itself ultimately came to an end not long thereafter.
The player can purchase this car in the special section of the Opel dealership for 1,000,000 Credits.
This car can only be won by winning the Gran Turismo World Championship in Professional Events. The player cannot buy this car from the Opel dealer, even though it appears there.
This car can only be obtained by winning the Speedster Trophy. Like in GT3, this car is not available for purchase at the Opel dealership.
This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Opel Calibra Touring Car '94 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 1,481,549 Credits. It is a Level 14 car.
This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
- In early versions of GT2, the car was known as the Opel Calibra '95 DTM Model.
- In Gran Turismo 3, the replay nameplate for this car erroneously reads Caribra instead of Calibra. This error also occurs on the starting grid nameplate.
- This car, along with it's Vauxhall counterpart, are represented incorrectly in the Gran Turismo series, as far as engines go. The Cosworth KF V6 was developed in 1996, and was capable of revving to 15,000rpm. Earlier DTM models (1993-1995), were using a modified GM C25XE V6 production engine, which was only capable of a maximum of 8,500rpm.