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Vauxhall Calibra Super Touring Car '94
Vauxhall Calibra Super 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
Manufacturer Vauxhall
Drivetrain 4WD
Engine Cosworth KF V6
Max Power 555 BHP (GT2)
435 BHP (GT3-GT6)
Performance Points 531 PP
Max Torque 221.3 lb-ft
Weight 1,060 kilograms (2,300 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 1.91 kg (4.2 lb) per horsepower (GT2)
2.44 kg (5.4 lb) per horsepower (GT3-GT6)

The Vauxhall Calibra Super Touring Car '94 is a Race car produced by Vauxhall. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 2, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.

In-game descriptionEdit

"A monster on the circuit that combines the newest aerodynamics with a 4WD system."

  • 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.

AcquisitionEdit

GT2Edit

The player can purchase this car in the special section of the Vauxhall dealership for 1,000,000 Credits. The car is only available in the PAL version of the game, and cannot be bought if the game language isn't set to English.

GT3Edit

This car can be won by winning the Gran Turismo World Championship in Professional Events. Like in GT2, the car is only available in the PAL version of the game, and cannot be acquired if the game language isn't set to English. It is also mispelled "Caribra" Touring Car in the game.

GT4Edit

This car be purchased from the Vauxhall Dealership for 1,750,000 Credits. Like in GT3, this car is only available in the PAL version of the game.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Vauxhall Calibra Super Touring Car '94 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 1,467,953 Credits. It is a Level 15 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 1,250,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

TriviaEdit

  • This car, along with it's Opel 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.
  • Unlike its Opel counterpart, this car is available for purchase from the dealership, instead of being available as a prize car. Also, this car is showcased in the "New Cars" section of the Vauxhall dealership, instead of being showcased in the "Classics" section, like its Opel counterpart.
  • In GT6, compared to the Opel counterpart, the Vauxhall version featured a larger tire size.
  • In early versions of GT2, the car was known as the Vauxhall Calibra '95 DTM Model.
  • This car also appears in Gran Turismo Concept, but it's unplayable. It does, however, appear as a CPU car.
  • Unlike the Astra Super Touring Car, Vauxhall branded Calibra DTMs do actually exist in real life, when the DTM holds a race in the United Kingdom (Donington Park in 1995 and Silverstone Circuit in 1996).

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