Opel Is Rumored to Bring Back the GT at the Geneva Motor Show

Opel could make yet another attempt at bringing back one of its most beloved sports car names. The information has been revealed by Opel’s CEO in a year-in-review video, where he states that the carmaker will bring a “concept vehicle that you probably would not have expected from us.”
Opel GT 1 photo
Photo: Opel
The choice would not be so unexpected because this new edition of the GT is a personal project of Opel’s CEO Karl-Thomas Neuman, who has recently bought an original Opel GT and even competed with it at the Hamburg-Berlin Classic Rally.

The new car will most likely be based on the new Astra, which is not a very bad idea. The new Astra is lighter than its previous generation and could be a good base model for a competitive sports car.

This might be the only resemblance to the Astra, because the exterior is rumored to suffer a lot of changes, such as a Monza-inspired front end, with newly designed grille and small headlights. The sidelines should be inspired by the original GT and might feature flared fenders and a short rear end.

The vehicle will be configured as a 2+2-seater, and the interior will be more focused on design rather than space efficiency.

The new GT is expected to be powered only by a 4-cylinder gasoline engine that could develop up to 300 horsepower. A diesel-powered model might also be possible. These specifications will make the new GT a true contender for Volkswagen’s Scirocco.

According to AutoBild, the new model will make an appearance most likely at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and might become available for purchase starting with 2018. The starting price is rumored to be somewhere around 25,000 euros ($27,000).

What we know for sure is that Opel’s CEO is very excited about this, as he has said in the video, and he hopes fans will respond well to this concept.

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