We’ve heard the rumors and read into the speculation, but here we have the best look yet at what Opel plans to bring to the 2016 Geneva Auto Show. The new Opel GT concept is said to have “reinvented the brand” without a trace of retro design.
Accompanying the latest announcement was the video above, once again starring Opel CEO, Dr. Karl Thomas-Neumann, where we catch a brief glimpse of the GT concept. Notably, we see red tires up front, something Opel says harkens back to the Opel motorcycle Motoclub 500. The motorcycle debuted in 1928, and its red tires were seen as an incredibly futuristic design trait.
Instead of reaching to the past for a retro design, Opel also states it studied its history for a spirit of sorts. The upcoming Opel GT concept very much was designed and crafted with the philosophy of the Experimental GT concept from 1965 – the first concept car ever devised by a European car manufacturer.
The 1965 Experimental GT is described as “absolutely clear and minimalistic while also being exciting and uncompromising”, something it says we should expect to see in the latest Opel GT concept.
The 2016 Geneva Auto Show kicks off on March 3, 2016, where Neumann will be present to unveil the GT concept.