Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

  1. Welcome to GM Inside News Forum – General discussion forum for GM

    Welcome to GM Inside News Forum - a website dedicated to all things GM.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join GM Inside News Forum today!
     
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21

Thread: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

  1. #1
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 Premium Member Toto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Dortmund
    Posts
    3,750
    Thanks
    215
    Thanked 885 Times in 481 Posts
    My Ride
    Opel Corsa GSI

    Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    World premiere in Geneva: Concept sportscar follows tradition of Opel Experimental GT
    2016-01-21
    Opel Media Online




    Rüsselsheim. A new short video, a preview of an upcoming world premiere – a breathtaking and at the same time puristic looking sportscar. Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann opens the door to the future for just a short moment and says: “Opel has reinvented itself. Don’t miss what happens next.” He is referring to the Opel GT Concept that will be on display in all its beauty for the first time at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show (March 3 to 13, 2016).

    The video and the first photograph showing the central double exhaust already illustrate reminiscences of two avant-garde models from the company’s long history – without any trace of retro design. The red front tire of the GT Concept, visible for an instant, pays homage to the Opel motorcycle Motoclub 500. It was futuristic when it appeared with two red tires in 1928. The two tailpipes with the GT logo in the middle also allude to a design icon: In 1965, Opel presented the avant-garde Experimental GT at the Frankfurt Motor Show – the first concept car ever devised by a European car manufacturer. The Experimental GT was already an ultra-modern coupé with a sculptural shape – absolutely clear, minimalistic while also being exciting and uncompromising. The same philosophy now defines the design of the new GT Concept.



  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Toto For This Useful Post:

    Butz (01-21-2016),SierraGS (01-24-2016),supraracer (01-21-2016)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  4. #2
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 Premium Member Toto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Dortmund
    Posts
    3,750
    Thanks
    215
    Thanked 885 Times in 481 Posts
    My Ride
    Opel Corsa GSI

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    The Motoclub 500 and Experimental GT mentioned in the press release:




  5. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Toto For This Useful Post:

    Butz (01-21-2016),jalberda (01-21-2016),paul8488 (01-21-2016),sfbreh (01-21-2016),Uligar (01-21-2016)

  6. #3
    6.0 Liter L76 V8 Joe in T.O.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    2,350
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked 177 Times in 82 Posts

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    Lovely detail!

  7. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  8. #4
    News Contributor Premium Member Perian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    8,475
    Thanks
    81
    Thanked 3,325 Times in 1,186 Posts
    My Ride
    2017 Jaguar F-Type (Manual)

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    A neighbor bought home a launch edition Miata about two months ago. Must say that I am in love. It would be great to have this Opel here in the United States (assume Buick) to consider.

    .

  9. #5
    6.0 Liter L76 V8 Mentat Bashar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Air Capital of the World
    Posts
    2,097
    Thanks
    846
    Thanked 776 Times in 453 Posts
    My Ride
    2004 Accord Coupe' V6 6spd

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    I'm excited to see this. I hope it translates into a production car for North America.

    Cool motorcycle. I didn't know they made motorcycles way back in the olden days.
    "I do not care about inequality because I'm not envious. I care about poverty."

    Apostrophes: Hidden Content

    Spelling: Hidden Content

  10. #6
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 Premium Member Toto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Dortmund
    Posts
    3,750
    Thanks
    215
    Thanked 885 Times in 481 Posts
    My Ride
    Opel Corsa GSI

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by EJD1984 View Post
    ...
    The position of the front wheel does seem to (strongly) imply RWD. Hopefully it is a close cousin to the Buick Avista.
    Sorry, Astra based.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Toto For This Useful Post:

    megeebee (01-21-2016)

  12. #7
    Banned Butz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Celestial North Korea
    Posts
    11,892
    Thanks
    2,802
    Thanked 1,596 Times in 965 Posts
    My Ride
    です

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    Sorry, Astra based.
    Say whaaaaaaat?

  13. #8
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 Premium Member Toto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Dortmund
    Posts
    3,750
    Thanks
    215
    Thanked 885 Times in 481 Posts
    My Ride
    Opel Corsa GSI

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by Mentat Bashar View Post
    I'm excited to see this. I hope it translates into a production car for North America.

    Cool motorcycle. I didn't know they made motorcycles way back in the olden days.
    Opel was founded long before the car was invented.




  14. #9
    6.2 Liter LS3 V8 Premium Member Toto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Dortmund
    Posts
    3,750
    Thanks
    215
    Thanked 885 Times in 481 Posts
    My Ride
    Opel Corsa GSI

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by Butz View Post
    Say whaaaaaaat?
    That's the rumour.

  15. #10
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New Orleans
    Posts
    8,499
    Thanks
    3,827
    Thanked 3,076 Times in 1,903 Posts
    My Ride
    2017 Cadillac CT6

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    March 3rd..............This is going to take forever

  16. #11
    R2-D2 Astromech Droid sfbreh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    19,260
    Thanks
    7,625
    Thanked 8,772 Times in 5,645 Posts

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    The Motoclub 500 and Experimental GT mentioned in the press release:



    Badass as hell, but the little details translate into production, it's still the same Opel run by the same GM.

  17. #12
    1.8 Liter ECOTEC
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    Family Opel's ancestry begins in Dachsenhausen closer to Elsass in the year 1580...

  18. #13
    R2-D2 Astromech Droid Premium Member paul8488's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Shanghai, China
    Posts
    23,621
    Thanks
    4,145
    Thanked 4,186 Times in 2,403 Posts
    My Ride
    1983 Opel Corsa TR coupe

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    Reinvented itself, aka, created a prototype car. I know they have to puff up these introductions, but, we'll, it's a prototype. Exciting, especially if they build something similar, but far from a 'reinvention' of a brand.

    As for basing it on Astra, at least that means it has a chance of making it to production. I sure would love to see a new Fier... errr GT!
    Automotive stories and pictures for the rest of us:

    Hidden Content

  19. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to paul8488 For This Useful Post:

    2b2 (01-23-2016),kmacleod (01-22-2016)

  20. #14
    Firebird Concept (the turbine one) JBsZ06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    13,029
    Thanks
    672
    Thanked 1,625 Times in 1,061 Posts
    My Ride
    2008 black c6 z51 m6 NPP

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    I'm hopeful the Opel is a Avista derivative...aka badges and powered by a turbo four for europe where America gets a tt v6.

    I can't tell anything from this video.

  21. #15
    R2-D2 Astromech Droid sfbreh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    19,260
    Thanks
    7,625
    Thanked 8,772 Times in 5,645 Posts

    Re: Opel Has Reinvented Itself: A First Glimpse of the GT Concept

    Quote Originally Posted by JBsZ06 View Post
    I'm hopeful the Opel is a Avista derivative...aka badges and powered by a turbo four for europe where America gets a tt v6.

    I can't tell anything from this video.
    I'm hoping it's not. A cheap FWD coupe would be a solid addition to the GM portfolio, something neither Camaro nor Avista could ever accomplish.

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to sfbreh For This Useful Post:

    2b2 (01-23-2016)

  23. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2