The last time we saw the Opel GT, it surfaced as a General Motors Kappa-based roadster, which spawned the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky, both considered cult classics in the United States, especially the extremely-short-lived Solstice Coupe.
In its original guise, the Opel GT earned praise as a fun-to-drive, no-frills sports coupe, and follows an even closer following across the globe, as the original car was even sold through Buick dealers in the U.S. at the time.
Word around a few German automotive publications, including Auto.de, is the Opel GT will once again rise from the dead, and soon, too. The rumormill states a concept will debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, with a production date scheduled for the 2018 model year.
Styling is said to be heavily inspired by the Opel Monza show car, which has already trickled down to the 2016 Opel Astra, and is said to have heavily influenced the upcoming 2017 Insignia. And, much like the original GT sharing its bones with the Kadett of its time, the D2XX platform is said to house a new iteration of the car, sharing quite a bit with the new Astra K.
Of course, there’s a lot of speculation here, but we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground for whispers on this shadowy project, especially if it has plans to reach other markets across the globe.