Welcome to the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show
Special exhibition at this year’s show recalls icons from 30 years ago…
Posted: 17 Sep 2013
This wasn't even a twinkle in an Opel designer's eye in 1983, instead rocking up in 1993 as a V6 (the 2.0-litre models came out a couple of years before). At the time, the Calibra was one of the most aerodynamically efficient cars on the road, featured rather handsome bodywork and, erm, sat on the chassis of the Cavalier. So not the most dynamic or exciting car on the planet. The 200bhp 4WD Turbo models also had a reputation for lunching the transfer boxes, but that's another story, because JUST LOOK AT IT.