2017 Opel GT

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2017 Opel GT, shown at the Geneva Motor Show jaws not only because of its aesthetics but because of how small the storied German automaker has managed to make it. The body of 2017 Opel GT is seamless, designed with a long red stripe and chrome painted windows. Similar principles designed to the inside of the car, dressed in touchscreen and voice control technology with a clean dashboard. All things considered, these elements come together for a bold and uncompromising look that we hope makes its way, at least partially, a production vehicle.

2017 Opel GT Concept

The 2017 Opel GT Concept includes a handful of heritage turned styling cues, including a pair of round exhaust tips, a feature inspired by the experimental GT concept that was introduced at the 1965 edition of the Frankfurt show. But that does not wear a full-on retro-style design as the Fiat 500 and the Volkswagen Beetle. Instead, the futuristic-looking coupe boasts a front end that is in line coincides with the recent Monza concept, and a head turning gray, red and black paint job neatly incorporates the side windows.

The new 2017 Opel GT has the sleek look further emphasized by replacing the mirrors with cameras incorporated into the front wheel arches, and by swapping out the door handles with small touchpads included in the red line. The company explained the red front tires is a tribute to the Motoclub 500, a motorcycle in 1928, but what purpose they actually serve – outside help highlight the concept – is anyone’s guess at this point.

2017 Opel GT Engine

Under the 2017 Opel GT, the long hood is a front-mid mounted 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine borrowed from Adam, a pocket-sized city car right aimed at the Fiat 500. The turbo three sends 145 horsepower to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox. The benchmark sprint from zero to 60 mph takes less than eight seconds, and maximum speed achieved at 133 mph.

2017 Opel GT Engine

2017 Opel GT Engine

 

Officially, the 2017 GT Concept hints solely on the direction of Opel’s design department will take in the coming years, but there could be more than that if it. German magazine Auto Bild believes the concept previews also will replace a production bound coupe that slow-selling 2017 Astra GTC.

The model will pay homage to the original GT, which counted as a baby Corvette when it was introduced in Europe in 1968, and the short-lived second generation GT sold as the Saturn Sky on our side of the pond. 2017 Opel GT had rear-wheel drive, but the new model will be built on the same platform as the new Astra for cost reasons, so it’s likely that all versions will have to be content with front wheel drive.

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