This car belonged to my wifes mom, but it was handed down to us when she died. She bought it brand new.
Purchased from a little old lady, picked up with 22,000 miles, car sat for most of its life and only had a few issues with sun damage and dry rotted tires/wires.
General Motors was sued by Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta for trademark infringement over the naming of the Beretta. The suit was settled out-of-court in 1989; GM and Beretta exchanged symbolic gifts: a Beretta GTU coupe and a pair of Beretta shotguns. GM donated US$500,000 to a Beretta-sponsored charity which was also affiliated with the GM Cancer Research Foundation.
Bore × stroke 88.90 mm × 76.20 mm 3.5 in × 3 in
V6 in 60.0° vee
2838 cc (173.185 cu in)
Over Head Valve
126.7 PS (125 bhp) (93.2 kW) @ 4500 rpm
44 bhp/litre 0.72 bhp/cu in
217.0 Nm (160 ft·lb) (22.1 kgm) @ 3600 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio 101.63 bhp/ton
Engine alignment: Transverse
Front wheel drive
rack & pinion PAS
Brakes F/R: Vented Disk/Drum
Top gear ratio: 0.72
Final drive ratio: 3.61
Wheelbase: 2626 mm 103.4 in
Track: front: 1415 mm 55.7 in; rear 1405 mm 55.3 in
Length: 4755 mm 187.2 in
Width: 1735 mm 68.3 in
Height: 1405 mm 55.3 in
Length: wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight: 1230 kg 2712 lb
Weight distribution (Front)
Fuel capacity: 51.5 litres; 11.3 UK Gal; 13.6 US Gal
No factory options listed.
Power windows, locks
16 inch Alloys
Bright Red Paint
GTU package. Each was made by taking a fully loaded Beretta GT (w/ Z51 suspension package) and shipping it to Cars and Concepts. They equipped it with 16x7" aluminum alloy wheels, custom ground effects, rear spoiler, mirrors, custom trim, and decals. With the stiffer suspension equipped on the GTUs, these cars were capable of 0.92 G on the skidpad, well above most cars available. GTUs came in black, white, or red.
new spoiler. Replaced the old fender trim with new. Replaced the brakelight covers. New paint job. New rear view mirrors.
Dash and door panels from a 96 GT
Drop in K&N air filter
Polk MoMo 3 1/2s in the front
Pioneer Premier 6x9s in the back
Michelin Ice X tires for winter
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