If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t dig the sound of a big V8 but loves the looks of the third-generation Corvette, then you’re probably a fan of the oft-ignored four-cylinder Opel GT. First shown as a concept car in 1965, the precursor to Opel’s little sports coupe was called the Experimental GT.
To celebrate 50 years of design, Opel took some time with the Experimental GT’s designer Erhard Schnell to learn about the car’s backstory. And not surprisingly, Mr. Schnell speaks exactly like you would expect a man by the name of Erhard to – with a thick German accent.
Nonetheless, the man is an icon in the creation of the GT and his words are worth listening to, even if you only understand about half of them. So turn up the volume and tune in to the video below.