Coming soon for your vectra....
Special model Irmscher i500 with increased engine power for the Vectra GTS or Caravan Remshalden, June 2004
Vectra GTS i500 – Irmscher presents the new Vectra i500
Remshalden. Who doesn't remember the legendary Vectra i500, the super-sporty Opel, with the striking TV spot sending it through a glass pane! Many customers had opted to purchase this unusually dynamic Opel. Now Irmscher presents its true successor, based on the new Vectra GTS or Caravan: the Vectra GTS i500.
The new i500 comes with a thoroughly dynamic outfit. In designing the striking car body kit, Irmscher's experts have been inspired by car racing. A striking spoiler bumper, side sills integrated right round to the wheel arches, together with a sporty rear spoiler and rear apron insert clearly differentiate the silhouette of the i500 from a standard GTS. Other dynamic accents include the eight-part cover kit for the window pillars, chrome mirror covers and the typical Irmscher sport radiator grille with stainless steel insert. Both this stainless steel insert and the rear of the vehicle bear the i500 emblem as a discrete reference to the special model.
Comfortable, sporty design
The interior of the i500 is given an uncompromising sporty design. The leather for the seats and door panels has an unusual carbon embossing. The seat surfaces are covered with red leather with diamond stitching; the taut upholsteryprovides optimum sitting comfort.
Various aluminium-look accessories underline the sporty interior design. Leather steering wheel rim, gearshift console, gearshift knob and hand brake lever together with door pins and sport pedal all have this matt metal look in the i500.
More power – more dynamic performance
Together with the car body and vehicle interior, Irmscher has also dealt thoroughly with the technical features of the GTS. It has optimised various engine components to add 15 kW to the power of 3.2l V6 engine. The whole chassis has been lowered by 30 mm and is somewhat more progressively adjusted than the standard vehicle to produce additional dynamic performance. To go with the muscular car body kit, Irmscher fits the expressive 20 inch wheels in Evo Star design with 245 tyres to the i500, providing sufficient grip no matter what road surface.
The i500 package including increased power to 147 kW will be available for the GTS or Caravan models with 3l CDTI engines.
At a glance – Vectra i500
· Front apron
· Radiator grille insert with stainless steel trim and i500 logo
· Side sill
· Rear spoiler
· Rear apron insert
· 8-part cover set (for A, B and C window pillars)
· Complete 2-colour leather outfit consisting of: seats, door panels, gearshift boot, middle armrest
· Airbag steering wheel rim in leather/aluminium look
· Gearshift knob and gearshift console in aluminium look
· Hand brake lever in aluminium look
· Stainless steel scuff plates
· Aluminium pedals
· Aluminium door pins
· Enhanced performance 3.2l-V6 from 211 to 231 PS
· Enhanced diesel performance 3.0 CDTI
· Alloy wheels in Evo Star design 8.5x20 ET 35 with tyres 245/30x20· Complete chassis