2014 Opel Monza Concept- Conference IAA2013
The Monza's interior uses state-of-the-art LED projection technology for
the instrument cluster and the touch screen-based infotainment system, a
nod to the original Monza that pioneered digital dashboard technology over
thirty years ago. Other highlights found in the cockpit include a
highly-stylized dashboard, floor-mounted pedals and wood trim on the dash,
the center console and the door panels.
Stretching 184 inches long, the Monza uses an evolution of the plug-in
hybrid drivetrain that powers the Chevrolet Volt and the Opel Ampera. In
order to lower CO2 emissions, the range extender is a natural gas-burning
variant of the brand new 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that will debut
under the hood of the Adam city car over the next couple of months. Details
about the car's electric motor and battery pack were not provided.
While the Monza hints at the design direction Opel / Vauxhall will take
over the following decade, it will likely not be given the green light for
production in the near future. However, the LED dashboard technology will
be applied to upcoming Opel products and the plug-in hybrid drivetrain
hints at what could lurk under the hood of the next-generation Chevrolet
Volt when it arrives as either a 2015 or a 2016 model.
Omega V8 Concept
2001 Opel Omega V8 Prototype
Opel considered a V8 version of the Omega but the project was halted by GM.
Displacement: 350 cu in. | 5.7 L.
Valves: 16 (2 valves per cylinder)
Valvetrain: Overhead Valve w/pushrods
HP @ 5600.00 RPM
Torque: 330.00 Ft-Lbs @ 4400.00 RPM
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Music: Beatfreakz - Somebodys Watching Me (Hi Tack Remix)
Vectra 1.9 CDTi Inlet Manifold and Cambelt Change
A fun video of me changing the inlet manifold and cambelt on my 2008
Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi 150. This is not to be used as a guide to do it
yourself, but it does save a fortune compared to getting the dealership to
do it for you...