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In 1979, Opel collaborated with German tuner Irmscher and Cosworth in UK to create the Opel Manta 400. Irmscher designed the exterior and interior of the Manta 400. Cosworth built a 2.4-litre engine with a 2.0-litre engine block with an overbore and larger pistons, and a crankshaft from the 2.3-litre diesel engine of CIH spec. The engine was mounted with the 16-valve head to provide massive output, and the opportunity to make several tune-ups for the rally drivers.

245 examples of the Opel Manta 400 were built before it was eventually was homologated into Group B, on 1st March 1983 by FISA (before being known as FIA).

DiRT 3[]

“The Opel Manta 400 was one of the last rear-wheel drive rally cars to be competitive in Group B. With its long bonnet and powerful engine, the Manta is a formidable sight on any rally stage and continued to be dominant on tarmac, even against its all-wheel drive competitors.”
— In-game description, DiRT 3

The Opel Manta 400 is an 80's-class Rally car in DiRT 3.


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  • Castrol Racing
  • Dalikfodda Off Road
  • Flip Off Road
  • Puma Motorsport

DiRT Rally[]

The Opel Manta 400 is a RWD Group B Rally car in DiRT Rally, introduced to the game with the Tarmac Terrors Update.


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    1. 303
    2. 108
    3. 05

DiRT 4[]

The Opel Manta 400 is a RWD Group B Rally car in DiRT 4.


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    1. 60 - Tools
  • Braid
    1. 66 - O.Z. Racing
    2. 25 - AiM
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  • Yellow

DiRT Rally 2.0[]

“A Group B icon, the Opel Manta was entered in mid 1983. It struggled to match its 4WD competitors, with an AWD Opel Manta prototype being developed briefly before the project was brought to a close. The Opel Manta Group B produced 275hp, offering excellent traction in the dry. ”
— In-game info, DiRT Rally 2.0

The Opel Manta 400 is a RWD Group B Rally car in DiRT Rally 2.0, featured as a part of the game's Season 1 DLC.


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