French designers envision the Opel Manta of the future

New Designers 11 Apr 2016
French designers envision the Opel Manta of the future

The Opel Manta Concept is a modern reinterpretation of the iconic European muscle cars. It was created by a team of ISD design students led by Valentin Fuchs and Marius Torterat.



The Opel Manta project was carried out by developing two different themes: a first one, more nostalgic, involving the creation of a retro-inspired Manta; and a second one, envisioning a possible design for the year 2035 that would evolve Opel’s current styling DNA and language.

Opel Manta Concept - 3D Rendering

The first, retro-inspired theme led to the creation of a modern muscle car with a three box layout and proportions strongly influenced by the original Manta.

Opel Manta Concept - Design Sketches

Opel Manta Concept - Design Sketch Renders

Opel Manta Concept - Interior Design Sketch Render

The second theme, dubbed Presage, uses more original, distinctive proportions, combined with a sculptural, organic surface treatment.

Opel Manta Concept - Design Sketches

Opel Manta Concept - Design Sketch Renders

Opel Manta Concept - Interior Design Sketch Render

The interior features a multi-layered design inspired by muscles.

Opel Manta Concept - Design Sketches and clay model

For the final design directionValentin Fuchs and Marius Torterat decided to combine the classic proportions of the first theme – including the three-box body and elongated tail – with the bold design treatment and graphic themes of the second one.

Opel Manta Concept - 3D Rendering

In particular, the exterior is strongly characterized by the front and rear lighting signature featuring C-shaped LED strips, and the deeply recessed front grille.

Opel Manta Concept - 3D Rendering

The interior combines elements with an industrial look and material, with sleek, futuristic shapes.

Opel Manta Concept - Interior Rendering

Opel Manta Concept - Interior Rendering

The interior of the concept features a harsh industrial look, with brushed metal and chrome trim, dark leather upholstery and vintage style switches and instrumentation.

Design Team

The design team included:

  • Valentin Fuchs – Exterior Design (1st theme, 2nd theme, final direction)
  • Marius Torterat – Interior Design(1st theme, 2nd theme, final direction) – Exterior Design (final direction)
  • 3D Alias modeling and rendering (interior and exterior):  Sonia Dudziak, David Ribeiro and Tom Deffrennes

About the lead designers

Valentin Fuchs and Marius Torterat are two Transportation Design students at ISD – France.

Contact Details

(Source: Behance via Diseno-Art.com)

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