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Super Orange – Opel Manta

14 July 2011 8 Comments

One car that Opel produces in a rear wheel drive setup that you wont find to often and when you do they are either riden into the ground or look like shit. Uncle Phil, this one is for you bra and the rest of the Opel fans out there.

Super Orange Manta Specifications:
Volvo B230 with navy crankshaft
SPM H-profile connecting rods
Venolia pistons
16 Valve Volvo head with standard valves, port grinded with own ideas
Self made mechanical valve adjustment
Camshafts grinded by SPM
Double valve springs
Garret GT-40 turbo
Eaton M62 compressor with an own system for control of air between the turbo and the compressor
Exhaust manifold manufactured in stainless steel
Wastegate with 50mm valve
Self made intake manifold with separate 46mm throttle and full radius funnels
Autronic engine management system and CDI ignition
Mercury F1 ignition coils
Self made Intercooler and watercooler

Max. 578Hp at 6300rpm, over 500Hp from 5200 to 7700rpm

Max. 706Nm at 4900rpm, over 600Nm from 4300 to 6600rpm

Getrag 262 from BMW
Tilton twin disc 185mm clutch with AP lamellas

Rear end:
Volvo 1031 axle with lamellar differential
Adjustable fourlink

Front end:
Self made spring units with adjustable height
Volvo steering aid with electrical servo

Corvette ZR1 discs and callipers
Self made pedal group with wilwood brake adjustment and maincylinders

Own design, no plastic

Opel 529 orange, own paint job

Momo seats and steering wheel, lots of aluminium

BBS magnesium rims, 9,25×19” with BFGoodrich g-Force Profiler 235/35-19 in the front and back


  • Quinton said:

    What an awesome opel…


    Blair Reply:

    Hows that Volvo engine though? thing looks mean as hell!


  • angelo said:

    Just a pity he had to ruin the car with a volvo transplant…but nice to see a manta in such a good condition!


    Blair Reply:

    I agree, he could have used the superboss engine, but there is obviously a reason why he went for the Volvo motor was used.


  • Phil said:

    SICK Ride, A – series concours!!!


    Blair Reply:

    I knew you would like this one, have you seen it before?


  • Kifazoid said:

    This is so hot its not funny nice post


  • Tom said:

    Really nice to see a A-Manta in a awsome condition.

    Really shame is that he ruined the car with a volvo engine, but the complete project and the custom work is absolute cool because the handwork of customizing the complete parts.

    Thumbs UP for customs like this


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