Opel definitely has plans to grace the old world with a new sports car of sorts, but it won’t be a reborn Calibra. Opel has now given us two teasers to digest before the latest Opel GT concept reveals itself at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show.
But, today, we have what a modern-day Opel Calibra could look like using plenty of Buick Avista influence. CarScoops has grabbed the rendering from X-Tomi Design, which shows this reimagined Calibra ditching the Avista’s angry sports car eyes for a pair of more conventional Opel headlamps, and a touched up front grille and bumper treatment. Dare we say it reminds of an Opel Speedster?
The Opel Calibra was originally introduced to counter the influx of Japanese sport coupes in the 1980s and 1990s. As much as we wish it were, this is not the 80’s or 90s any longer, and coupes have very much become a dying breed. However, if Buick finds the guts to produce the Avista, we hope Opel can find it within itself to introduce a reborn Calibra. Or, at least a production GT.