Opel GT Concept 01

This is the new Opel GT Concept, which represents the automaker’s take on its future sports car. The concept will be headed to the Geneva Motor Show in March for its global debut.

With the design overseen by British designer Mark Adams, the GT Concept is a modern interpretation of the 1966 Vauxhall XVR and the 1965 Opel Experimental GT prototype cars. Its name comes from the first car to be produced by the Vauxhall design and engineering centre in Luton in 1964.

Like the cars it draws inspirations from, the new GT Concept brings a smooth profile. So smooth, even the door handles and exterior mirrors are absent. The latter are replaced with two cameras mounted behind the wheel arches that transmit images to two monitors in the cabin. The svelte image is topped off with large doors with integrated windows.

Opel GT Concept 03

Weighing less than a tonne, the GT Concept gets 145 PS and 205 Nm of torque from a front-mid-mounted 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine that drives the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission. Opel claims a zero-to-hundred sprint time of less than eight seconds and a top speed of 215 km/h.

 

 



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