Tigra 1.6i '99

History

The Opel Tigra name has been applied to two quite different cars engineered and produced by the German automaker Opel, both based on different iterations of the Corsa supermini, the first built in Spain, the second in France.
The first Tigra was a small 2+2 coupé, produced from 1994 to 2000. The later hard-topped convertible roadster model was introduced in 2004. The Opel Tigra was sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Tigra, in Australia as the Holden
Tigra, and was sold in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico as the Chevrolet Tigra.

Tigra Mk I (1994-2000)

The first Tigra was based on the coupe concept car of the same name that was shown at the 1993 Frankfurt Motor Show, alongside an open-top Tigra Roadster concept and the Scamp off-roader/pick-up. The Tigra built on the platform
of the second generation Opel Corsa B. The production vehicle was introduced in early 1994, and was built at GM's Zaragoza plant in Spain.

The Tigra shared no body panels with the Corsa on which it was based, and the interior layout was different too, with a 2+2 seating arrangement. Due to the coupe styling and compact dimensions of the car, rear seat space was
limited.

The Tigra was available with two petrol engines options, both from the Ecotec family, a more affordable 1.4 L with 90 PS (66 kW), and a larger sportier version, powered by the 1.6 L engine with 106 PS (78 kW), sourced from the
Corsa GSi and later Corsa Sports. Both were DOHC 16 valve engines with electronic fuel injection. The smaller engine was available with an optional 4-speed automatic gearbox. The 1.6L model was available with front fog lights as
standard, a feature unavailable on the 1.4L version.

The suspension was essentially unchanged from the Corsa donor model, although the setup had been tweaked by Lotus. However, the car carried extra weight, with 150 kg (331 lb) over the equivalent engined Corsa models.
Acceleration on the 1.6 L model was 10.5 seconds, one second slower than the Corsa GSi. However, a higher top speed of 203 km/h (126 mph) compensated for its acceleration troubles. This speed increase was obtained thanks to the
higher gear ratios, a lower drag coefficient of 0.31, and standard 15" wheels on the more powerful model.
Brazilian Chevrolet Tigra depicting Chevrolet's emblem

The car was imported by Chevrolet and sold as the Chevrolet Tigra in Brazil and Mexico, and as the Vauxhall Tigra in the United Kingdom. The Brazilian Chevrolet Tigra was imported only for a few months, between late 1998 to
early 1999, due to a sudden depreciation of the real, which forced General Motors do Brasil to end importation. Only the 1.6 L model was imported, detuned to 99 PS (73 kW; 98 hp) for tax purposes. The 15" wheels were also
exchanged for more affordable 14" wheels.

 

GT5 Specs

 

Country
Production
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End
Cost
US$
Body Style
2 DR
4 DR
Hatch
Wagon
SUV
Seats #
Engine
Type
Displacement (cc)
Power (HP)
Matrix Power (HP)
Best
Stock
Stealth
Max
Torque
LB/FT
Stock
Stealth
Max
PowerPoints
Default
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Maximum
Stock
Stealth
Weight
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Max
Aspiration
Stock
Supercharger
Turbo
Drivetrain
FF
FR
MR
RR
AWD