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.
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.
The second theme, dubbed Presage, uses more original, distinctive proportions, combined with a sculptural, organic surface treatment.
The interior features a multi-layered design inspired by muscles.
For the final design direction, Valentin 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.
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.
The interior combines elements with an industrial look and material, with sleek, futuristic shapes.
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.
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.