Opel Flextreme GT/E Gets red dot Award
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The award was announced in Singapore, after the concept has been found to meet the requirements of the competition: degree of innovation, functionality and quality. Even more, says the jury, the model is a barometer of the future, previewing products to come.
“The high number of quality entries made this competition extremely challenging and, hence, winning the red dot an exceptional achievement,” said Ken Koo, the red dot design award, Asia president. “We congratulate Opel.”
Presented at this year's Geneva Auto Show, the model is 4.7 meters long and features a design which gets it a drag coefficient of 0.22. low and wide stance, wing-shaped lights front and rear, a distinctive nose and grille, floating C-pillars and an unlike-Opel muscular stance are the defining traits of the model.
The Flextreme GT/E packs the E-REV drive system, the same developed for the Ampera. The powertrain allows the GT/E to reach 200 km/h (125 mph). The same 60 km (37 miles) electric range as on the Ampera is available for the concept as well, with the overall range of the vehicle reaching 500 km (310 miles).
The concept is not the first Opel-badged vehicle to receive the red dot award. The same feat has been achieved in the past by the other Opel models like the 2007 Flextreme Concept , the Opel GT, Astra GTC, and the 1998 Astra G.
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