50-year-old Opel changed diesel history with 20 records

Exactly 50 years have passed, at the beginning of July 1972, the car you see in these photos moved to the track at the Dudenhofen private circuit, in Germany, with the stated aim of breaking many records and this less advertised but equally accomplished, to show the world what A car with a diesel engine can do it. The car in question was a turbocharged Opel GT with a modified one-seat chassis and broke 20 records.Before that the idea of ​​a “high-performance” diesel under the hood was not taken into account: the diesel was powerful, it didn’t work .

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