Even the oddest of oddball cars on this planet can feature such a cult following. The classic Opel GT is no exception to that, but the hero car for any Opel GT owner is hands down the Conrero Group 4.
Starting in 1970, Virgilio Conrero had his hands in crafting the ultimate Opel GT, where it would go on to be victorious at the 1971 Targa Florio. Although most of his career’s legacy would follow Alfa Romeo, the Opel GT Conrero Group 4 would create a German sweet spot for Opel enthusiasts for decades to come.
And who can argue that? It looks incredible.
Classic Cars UK had the pleasure of stepping behind the wheel of an Opel GT specified to reenact what the Conrero Group 4 did so well. Painted in a fitting hue, “Rally Orange,” the design also collaborates with the Conrero flared fenders and black wheels for a striking contrast, and gorgeous piece of automotive metal to lay your eyes on.
The Opel GT has always been said to mimic the C3 generation Corvette, which is in no way a bad thing. The GT made many other European cars look frail and awkward with its elegant lines and wide body design. Through the publication’s quick spin in the car, there’s more to it than just style.
The engine feel as if there’s more gusto than what’s actually present, and the light body and nimble character of the car make for an amusing time when throwing it into corners. The four-speed manual feels crisp, and the clutch is described as “a joy to use,” with a well balanced lightweight feel.
When it comes down to it, there aren’t too many cars that ooze character like the Opel GT, and even though this is a replica, it doesn’t seem to miss an ounce of what Conrero intended when developing the real deal.