Bizzarrini Europe 1900GT
1966 to 1969
cylinders: 4 1,897 cu cm
149.21 in, 3,790 mm
62.99 in, 1,600 mm
40.94 in, 1,040 mm
86.61 in, 2,200 mm
1,411 1b, 640 kg
The Bizzarrini 1900GT Europa was an Italian sports car from the 1960s.
In 1966 a smaller displacement sports car was presented, the Bizzarrini GT Europa equipped with the 1700 cm³ Opel Rekord engine, this model, built in collaboration with General Motors on the Opel 1900 project, which also gave birth to its sister Opel GT.
1900 Europa is the kind Of Opel GT that GM should have built in the first place. Giotto Bizzarrini's 327-engined GT and just as the Opel GT is a sort of scaled-down Stingray, the GT 1900 is a scaled-down GT 5300—and thus a more purposeful Italian version of the Opel GT. Unlike the Opel GT, which is pretty much a juggling of Kadett sedan components. the Bizzarrini resembles a racing GT car, with independent suspension and disc brakes all around, alloy wheels, and oversize tires at the back. Despite having a wheelbase 9 in. shorter than the Opel GT and a height reduction Of more than 7 in, the Bizzarrini is not notably lighter at a curb weight Of 1900 1b, compared to the Opel's 2100. This shows up in a positive way in the tightness and insulation of the body as well as in detail quality.
Sometime after. At the Opel project, GM decided to distance itself from the Italian company by entrusting the project to the Chausson and Brissoneau & Lotz body shops, so the collaboration remained only in sharing the floor, but the two cars were produced independently and with very different life and production times.
The GT EUROPE 1900 was born maintaining all Important technical Characteristics of her big sister: Aerodynamic steamliné body. tested in the wind tunnel at Pisa University engine in central anterior position allowing perfect weight distribution roll bar inserted in car roof double circuit Campagnolo disc brakes Dunlop SP tires with varying cross sections. large in the rear to make the most of power and narrower in the front to allow easy steering.Campagnolo electron wheels body in fiberglass of differentiated structure excellent vision in
all directions selfblocking differential safety belts .Optionally the car may be Supplied with fully automatic windows and leather upholstery.
Bizzarrini decided to independently carry out his own project which was definitively called Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europe and was produced in 17 units, without a real series production, in fact the cars produced were mostly prototypes that had different characteristics from each other with rack-and-pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension with front anti-bar, a limited slip differential and four-wheel disc brakes and Optional 5-speed mechanical gearbox. Some were fitted with 4-cylinder 1600 cm³ engines, others 1900 cm³ from various car manufacturers such as Alfa Romeo, Fiat and General Motors with cast iron cylinder head and block.
PERFORMANCE: 1900GT Europa
- Engine capacity:.115.75 cu , 1,897 cu cm
- Fuel consumption: 31.7 m/imp 26 m/US
- Max speed: 128 mph, 206 km/h
- Max power (SAE): 105 hp at 5.600 rpm
- Max torque (SAE): 72 1b ft,9.9 kg m
- Max engine rpm: 6.700
- Specific power: 55.3 hp/l
- Power-weight ratio: 13.5 lb/hp, 6.1 kg/hp
- Speed in direct drive at 1,000 rpm: 19.3 mph, 31 km/h.
- Max speeds: 37.9 mph, 61 km/h in 1st gear; 60.3 mph, 97 kmlh in 2nd gear; 95 mph, 153 km/h in 3rd gear; 128 mph, 206 km/h in 4th gear
Bizzarrini 1900GT Europa Technical details and specifications (1966-1969)
front. 4 stroke; cylinders: 4, vertical, in line
bore and stroke: 3.66 x 2.75 in. 93 69.8 mm
engine capacity: 115.75 cu in, 1,897 cu cm
compression ratio: 9;
cylinder block: cast iron
cylinder head:cast iron
crankshaft bearings: 5
valves: 2 per cylinder, overhead
lubrication: full now filter
carburation: 1 twin barrel carburettor
fuel feed: mechanical pump
cooling system: water
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate
gearbox: mechanical; gears: 4 + reverse
synchromesh gears: l, ll. Ill, IV
gearbox ratios: 1 3.420,2.150. Ill 1.360, IV 1, rev 3.310
gear lever: central
final drive: hypoid bevel, limited
axle ratio: 3.720.
(Optional) 5-speed mechanical gearbox
front suspension: independent, wishbones, coil springs, anti-bar. telescopic dampers
rear suspension: independent, wishbones, coilspings, telescopic dampers.
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 3.
turning circle (between walls): 34.1 ft, 10.4 m
disc; lining area: front 18.45 sq in, 119 sq cm, rear 11.78 sq in, 76 sq cm,total 3023 sq in. 195 sq cm.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 60 Ah
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 86.61 in, 2,200 mm
front track: 51.97in, 1,320 mm
rear track: 52.36 in, 1,330 mm
overall length: 149.21 in, 3,790 mm
overall width: 62.99 in, 1,600 mm
overall height: 40.94 in, 1,040 mm
ground clearance: 4.72 in, 120 mm
dry weight: 1,411 1b, 640 kg
distribution of weight: 50% front axle, 50% rear axle
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Bizzarrini 1900GT Europa Maintenance and Service Guide (1966-1969)
fuel: 100 oct petrol
engine sump oil: 8.80 imp pt, 10.57 US pt, 5 1, SAE 20, change every 2,500 miles, 4,000 km
total lubricating system capacity: 10.56 imp pt,US pt
gearbox oil: 2.11 imp pt, 2.54 US pt. 1.2 1, change every 12,400 miles, 20,000 km
final drive oil: 2.X imp pt, 2.75 US pt, 1.31, change every 12,400 miles, 20,000 km
cooling system capacity: 26.40 imp pt, 31.71 US pt
greasing: every 6,201 miles, 10,000 km, 6 points
tappet clearances: inlet 0.012 in, 0.30 mm, exhaust 0.01in, 0.30 mm
valve timing: inlet opens 440 before tdc and closes 860 after bdc, exhau opens 840 before bdc and closes 460 after tdc
normal tyre pressure: front 26 psi 1.8 atm, rear 27 psi, 1.9 atm.
width of rims: 5" rear
tyres: 165 x 13 front, 175 x 13 rear
fuel tank capacity: 11 imp gal, 132 US gal
carrying capacity: 353 1b, 160 kg
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