Opel GT is the new futuristic concept car that the company plans to display at the forthcoming Geneva motor show in March. The sports car will feature a front mid-engine, sequential gearbox, rear-wheel drive and a breathtaking new design. The car has been reduced to the bare essentials and takes Opel’s sculptural design philosophy to the next level. The GT Concept has no door handles or exterior door mirrors.
The dynamic look of the car is achieved with a red signature line that splits the vehicle body horizontally and the car also features distinctive red front tires – mounted on rims with a cheeky roller skates design.
A key innovation of the Opel GT Concept is the large doors with integrated side windows that show a seamless transition from glass to painted surfaces. Both the driver and the front passenger gain access to the spacious interior after pressing the touchpad for the electric doors that is incorporated in the red signature line of the roof.
Two cameras mounted behind the wheel arches ensure a safe overview while driving in the city. They transmit their images to two monitors on the left and right-hand side of the cockpit – the days of exterior door mirrors and blind spots are therefore over. The windshield flows into a glass panorama roof enabling the occupants to enjoy a driving experience similar to that offered by a car with a removable roof.
The vehicle’s center of gravity is therefore low and central – ideal for sporty handling and excellent cornering dynamics. The Opel GT Concept has a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged engine with an efficient direct injection gasoline unit capable of developing 107 kW/145 hp and maximum torque of 205 Nm in its sporty trim. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than eight seconds and has a top speed of 215 km/h.