Opel previews the new GT Concept

Concept Cars 22 Jan 2016
Opel previews the new GT Concept

Opel has released a series of teasers that preview a new sportscar concept scheduled to make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The new GT Concept will collect the legacy of the GT model, first introduced in 1965 as a prototype and built in more than 100,000 units from 1968 and 1973, and follow the latest roadster model, in production from 2007 to 2009.

1972 Opel GT

2006 Opel GT Design sketch

A design sketch of the 2006 Opel GT

According to the company the new GT Concept will have an innovative design – it could adopt some of the styling cues showcased with the 2013 Monza Concept or it could draw inspiration from GM’s recent Buick Avista Concept.

2016 Opel GT teaser - exhaust

The latest teaser image shows a central double exhaust, and while Opel claims the car’s design is in no way ‘retro’, the feature was a highlight the concept cars from both Vauxhall and sister brand Opel in the mid-1960s, and namely the VauxhallXVR presented at the Geneva Show in 1966 and the Opel Experimental GT shown at Frankfurt in 1965.

2016 Opel GT Logo

“Both the prototypes were ultra-modern, minimalistic and uncompromising, with a sculptural shape – a philosophy which also defines the design of the new GT Concept.”

(Source: Opel)

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