Vauxhall Calibra to come back in 2009
Calibra was a real legend in the ’90s. One of the world’s most aerodynamic production coupe, the Calibra will come back in 2009. Vauxhall wants to bring the same spirit that dominated the original Calibra: a car that will slice through the air.
The 2009 Calibra will be inspired by the latest GTC Concept unveiled in March at Geneva Motor Show. Also, Vauxahll will use components from the 2008 Vectra, a model that is actully the basis for the upcoming coupe.
The 2009 Calibra will be powered by a range of three versions of the 1.6-litre turbo from the Corsa VXR, with a choice of 148bhp, 178bhp or 189bhp. Also there will be the variable-valve-timing 1.8-litre unit and the 2.8-litre V6. The Calibra will also be available with diesel engines, including the new entry-level engine along with a high-performance twin-turbo unit. Vauxhall is also considering an ecoFLEX version.
Inside, it will adopt the dashboard of its five-door sibling, while the cabin will feature a roomy 2+2 layout.