Vauxhall Firenza 1971-1975


July 3, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
Vauxhall Firenza 2300 Droopsnoot (1973-1975)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
119
0-60 mph
8.5
BHP
131 @5500rpm
Torque lbft
144 @3500rpm
BHP per ton
126
Engine capacity CC/CU
2279/139
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettor x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
169.4
Width (in)
64.7
Height (in)
51.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2295
Additional Info: Ran from 1971-1975. Engines choices ranged from 1.2 to 2.3 litres. The 2.0 litre had 104bhp (0-60 in 11.8 secs, 1/4 mile in 18.4). The 2.3 litre was used in several Firenza’s, such as the 2300 Sport SL in 1972, with 122bhp. In 1973 the HP (High Performance) Firenza or Droopsnoot/Droopsnoop as most people call it was introduced with a more aerodynamic front area, having a GRP moulded nose and flush headlamp covers. The Droopsnoot also had many improvements and upgrades over the original Firenza, including an upgraded version of the 2279cc engine. A popular conversion is to fit a Rover V8 into the engine bay.

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