Optima Red Top Group 78 (NEW)


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The side terminal Optima Battery.

This red top starting battery has the popular side mount connections in the OEM automotive configurations; but smaller in size than the 800u.

This battery includes all of the temperature and vibration proof characteristics that have made the OPTIMA famous. The 36 month free replacement Warranty and 72 month Pro-rate warranty indicates the confidence OPTIMA batteries places in the product!

Optima Battery Fact sheet
Model: 78
Color red
Terminal side termina; 
Volts 12

OPTIMA Batteries® New Product Announcement,

Introducing the new Group 78 RedTop

 the latest addition to the OPTIMA product family.Up to 2x the cycle life


Over 15x the vibration resistance


Maintenance free


Completely leak-proof, spill-proof, mountable in almost any position


Faster recharging capabilities


Battery Specifications

Optimal starting power, regardless of temperature

78 BCI Group

12 Volt

 800 cold crank amps

1000 crank amps


length 10”

width 7 1/4 “

height7 3/16 “

weight 39.5lb

SAE Post

Additional Vehicles that can be Powered by OPTIMA with the New Group 78


2001-1992 AM General Hummer

1997 Buick Century

2002-1999, 1991 Buick Park Avenue

2007-2004 Buick Rainier

1997-1996 Buick Regal

2007-2002 Buick Rendezvous

2002-1998 Cadillac Eldorado

2006-2005 Cadillac Escalade

2001-1996 Chevrolet Lumina

1997-1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

2006-2003 Chevrolet SSR

2008-2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer

2005-1997 Chevrolet Venture

2002-1992 Dodge Viper

2008-2002 GMC Envoy

2007-2004 GMC Savana

2008-2003 Isuzu Ascender

2005-2003 Oldsmobile Bravada

1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass

1997-1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

1997-1995 Oldsmobile LLS

1998-1997 Oldsmobile Regency

2004-1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1997-1995 Pontiac Grand Prix

2005-1999 Pontiac Montana

1998-1997 Pontiac Transport

2008-2005 Saab 9-7x

2005-2002 Saturn L-Series

Group 78 RedTop

For your car, light truck, SUV, tractor, or any other 12v starting application With top mount or side mount battery cables requiring a little smaller case.
The 78 is the BEST CHOICE!


The OPTIMA products are designed to LAST. Many end users have received 10+ years from an OPTIMA battery in normal starting applications.
Each battery contains a handle for ease or moving around and installation.
The maintenance free design eliminates the need to ever check or add water.
The patented Spiral Cell design has proven to be the very best available.

With outward side terminal design, the group 78 will fit 7.2

million vehicles that were previously not covered by the

group 34/78 model, including GM minivans and all GM

platforms with an active cooling box.

In addition to the new terminal locations, the group 78 will include single-point venting for

under seat applications.

OPTIMA Benefits


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  • Model: 78
  • Shipping Weight: 42lbs
  • 988 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Optima

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 June, 2008.

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