Yesterday, Opel dropped a highly-anticipated concept vehicle, that being the Opel GT concept. The GT has come and gone throughout history, but this latest appearance is unlike what we’ve seen before.
We say that because there’s nothing nostalgic here. Those looking for a modern-day interpretation of the classic Opel GT should seek out a Kappa-based roadster or, if you reside in the U.S., a Saturn Sky. Enough of the past, though, we’re here to discuss the future, and the Opel GT concept is all about future-forward.
Design inspiration came from the Opel Experimental GT concept from the 1960s. Not in the design itself, but in the design process. That means Opel and Vauxhall designers used a blank slate to craft what a GT means to both brands.
Decidedly sports car proportions are present, evident in the long hood, flared wheel arches and rear-wheel drive bias. The red graphic, which runs from the red tires, does an incredibly job of proportioning the car and let’s the eye wander all the way to the rear. Minimal cut lines give the GT concept fluidic form, too.
If you’re looking for our opinion, we like it. We love the idea of a small Opel sports car, especially after being teased with the Code 130R years ago from Chevrolet. It’s not an incredibly daring design, but at the same time, it feels decidedly fresh. There aren’t any “angry” sports car headlights here, or jagged edges. This feels optimistic and spritely.
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