When you think of famous vans, you think of the following thoughts: the black and red GMC Vandura from the "A-Team". So when Opel decided to make a striking, modified version of its latest Zafira Life van, it's not surprising that the company was inspired by the TV star. And the official name is the O-Team Zafira Life from.
The connection is clear on the outside. It has more aggressive bodywork, a push bar for the bumper, vinyl over the windows to simulate a van design, and a giant rear wing. The color scheme is also very similar, with a large line along the side. But the colors have changed to white over a dark blue and a neon green stripe. The rear wing is also a more modern piece, with the wing hung on inboard aluminum towers instead of being cast into the body. The interior continues the color theme with black leather and Alcantara chairs with neon green stitching and accents. The driver and front passenger are treated to the better-styled sports seats of the Insignia GSi, which can also be found in the American market Buick Regal GS.
Under the skin fans of the "A-Team" will be disappointed to hear that it lacks both a V8 and rear-wheel drive. Instead, it has a turbo 2.0-liter diesel inline-four with an eight-speed automatic transmission power to the front wheels. And if you really miss the V8 rumble, Opel has added speakers that play V8 sounds. The advantage of the small diesel engine is the fact that it delivers more power and torque than the 5.7-liter V8 of the TV. It makes 174 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of the torque versus the 160 horsepower and 250-pound feet of the torque reported in GM Heritage Center documentation on the mid-1980s GMC and Chevy vans.
Opel has also equipped the O-Team Zafira Life with air suspension for a lower ride height. The front brakes have been upgraded with Brembo calipers with four pistons and 11-inch rotors. All four corners get 20-inch BBS wheels in a matching neon green color.
Although Opel will not sell this van & # 39; s itself, the company has pointed out that all changes to the van are completely street legal in Germany. As such, it is clear that Opel is trying to show that the Zafira Life can be more than just a practical shuttle, and can actually be modified and sported.