Only a short amount of time has passed since Opel unveiled its all new Karl to replace the Chevrolet Spark, as the bowtie brand continues to phase out of the European market by 2016. In that time, though, X-Tomi Design has taken the digital sculpting knife to the city car and created a hot hatch.
The artist has crafted a slightly more gaping lower fascia, and chopped the large fog lights out for a sportier look up front. All of the little Karl’s lines have been further enhanced and creased for a sharper looking comprehensive design, including some new figurative side skirts.
The illustrative Opel Karl OPC (Vauxhall Viva VXR) looks to sit on some imaginary coilovers and is fitted to some standard issue OPC polished aluminum wheels. We think it looks pretty darn good, especially in that fire engine shade of red. Unfortunately the likelihood of an OPC variant is very slim.
The Karl was created as an entry-level city car for the frugal at heart, so don’t expect the image to come to life. Plus, those looking for a little more oomph around town can always step into an Opel Adam S with the 150-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder. Don’t expect anything other than the itty-bitty 3-cylinder with 75-horsepower to be offered. And those 75 ponies may only be paired to a five-speed manual.
An Opel Karl OPC would be one of the smallest hot hatches one could buy aside from the Opel Adam S and Fiat 500 Abarth, but we’ll have to shelve that comparison test for the hypothetical bin for eternity. Let us know what you think after following this link.