Gurgel Supermini

The Gurgel Supermini was a small car produced in Brazil by Gurgel between 1992 and 1994.

Gurgel Supermini

Compared to its predecessor Gurgel BR-800, the Supermini had a better finish, with improvements to the body and the engine. The engine was a naturally aspirated, water cooled, 792 cc flat-two. It was fed fuel by a single Brosol H 36 carburetor. An Alfa 1 28 carburetor was optionally available.

The most powerful version of the car got larger intake valves, increasing the engine power rating by 4 horsepower - thus offering 36 PS (36 hp) at 5500 rpm. Its torque was 65 N⋅m (48 lb⋅ft) at 2500 rpm. The horizontal windows were also replaced by vertical ones.

The Supermini was very lightweight, weighing only 645 kg (1422 lb). Its fuel tank capacity was 10.6 gallons. The Supermini had a top speed of 110 km/h (68 mph). Its longitudinal engine was in the front, despite it being rear-wheel drive. It had a 4 speed manual.

Despite its size, the Supermini was a four-seater (With two doors, provided). It came only in a hatchback version.

Its peak of production was in its first months of 1992, before the factory went into bankruptcy. Gurgel was not able to compete in an open market.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1993 Gurgel Supermini car specifications, auto technical data - performance, fuel economy, emissions, dimensions 202180". www.carfolio.com. Retrieved 2019-06-04.

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