2010 Geneva Auto Show: Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept

One of the most exciting concepts presented by German carmaker Opel in recent years saw daylight these days in Geneva. Although the concept is practically an interpretation of the Volt/Ampera powertrain, the exterior of the concept shows presents the possible way in which some Opels may look in the future.

The most un-Opelish Opel we ever did see is 4.7 meters long and features a design which gets it a drag coefficient of 0.22. The concept sets itself apart through a very low and wide stance, wing-shaped lights front and rear, a distinctive nose and grille, floating C-pillars and an unlike-Opel muscular stance.

Rear-hinged rear doors help the passengers get inside the car. The doors of the concept have no handles, but feature light sensors. To improve
the aforementioned drag coefficient, the car has no front door mirrors, but uses small camera pods in the base of the A-pillars.

Under the hood, as said, the car hides a so called E-REV drive system, the same developed for the Ampera. The powertrain allows the GT/E to reach 200 km/h. The same 60 km electric range as on the Ampera is available for the concept as well, with the overall range of the vehicle reaching 500 km.

“The Flextreme GT/E concept shows the shape of things to come from Opel,” says Frank Weber, Vice President, Corporate and Product Planning. “Bold, expressive and highly efficient, it represents the product strategy we will apply to all our future vehicles, large and small, across all market segments.”
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