Opel GTC Concept

Concept Cars 6 Mar 2007
Opel GTC Concept

Unveiled by Opel at the Geneva Motor Show, the four seat GTC Concept coupé gives an insight into the brand’s design language for the future.


Opel GTC ConceptThe Opel GTC (Gran Turismo Coupé) Concept is powered by a 2.8-liter V6 turbo gasoline engine delivering 220 kW/300 hp, coupled with an electronically-controlled all-wheel drive system.

According to Alain Visser, Executive Director, European Opel Marketing, “The concept car´s exciting lines, high driving dynamics and interior flexibility reflect what the Opel brand trademark characteristics will be in the future.”

Exterior Design

Key elements of the GTC Concept (length/width/height: 4830/1867/1432 millimeters, wheelbase: 2737 mm) begin with an aggressive front end emphasized by large aluminum vertical intakes that intersect the headlamps.

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These vertical elements are mimicked in the rear exhaust elements.

Another significant design cue of the two-door sport-coupé is the sophisticated bodyside shapes and surfacing. The body is finished with a matte grey paint.

Adding to progressive shapes and surfaces, the four-seat coupé features unique LED lighting concepts in the front and rear, providing a new signature lighting style for the brand.

“With the GTC Concept our team envisioned the new essence of Opel – more confident, relevant and distinctive – in a high-performance four-seat coupé,” said Bryan Nesbitt, Executive Director, GM Europe Design.

“This style is what to expect of future Opel products.”

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Interior

Opel GTC Concept - InteriorEchoing the exterior, the interior visually articulates a dynamic driving experience and reveals a new standard of Opel aesthetics.

Brand-typical on-board flexibility is ensured by the thoughtful “Flex4” system.

The backs of both rear seats can be docked separately to the front seats by remote control, creating a spacious three or two-seater with flat load floor and up to 1020 liters of luggage compartment capacity.

As is typical of Opel models, the seats do not have to be removed or installed.

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Technical Features

The Opel GTC concept car is powered by a turbocharged, 220 kW/300 hp, 2.8-liter V6 gasoline engine with two variable camshafts, which is combined with a six-speed manual transmission. Maximum torque of 400 Nm is available from 1850 up to 4500 rpm, and accelerating from zero to 100 km/h is calculated to take around six seconds. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h.

The power from the high-tech turbo engine is channeled via an advanced, electronically-controlled four-wheel drive system, which is fully integrated into the car’s adaptive IDSPlus chassis management system. An electronically-regulated torque transfer device seamlessly distributes power between the front and rear axles for optimum traction and driving performance.

The high-speed control allows more power to be provided to the rear axle before any traction loss can occur, for example during quick acceleration. This creates a driving feel similar to a sporty rear-wheel drive car. An electronically-controlled limited slip differential at the rear axle provides additional stability and traction thanks to torque distribution between the rear wheels.

(Source: Opel)

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