New Pictures of OPEL GT

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by dani san, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Opel GT: New Icon in Roadster Scene

    The modern definition of an athletic two-seater finds its form in the new Opel GT. As a classic roadster, it has a powerful front-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive, a cockpit with sporty instruments and a tailor-made fabric roof. With a wide stance, sleek silhouette, long, front-hinged hood and short overhangs, the proportions are typical of this class. The Opel GT also brings new charm to this genre with its own unmistakable personality thanks to its exciting shape, which contrasts sharp edges with curved surfaces to create a dynamic look, and its configuration, which enables a refined driving experience, even on long journeys. The new two-seater carries its legendary name because it continues the tradition of the first Opel GT (1968 – 1973) and, like the original, competes in one of the most exciting vehicle classes.

    Crisp, Dynamic GT Look with Strong Face

    Sharp lines coupled with taut surfaces give the new Opel GT a crisp, dynamic look. Its strong face is dominated by the fender’s accentuated sweep, the bold chrome crossbar with integrated Opel logo, the elongated hood with brand-typical center crease, chrome-bordered vents and bold 3-D headlamps in clear glass look drawn deep into the side panels. The GT’s especially sporty characteristics include the long air vents in the hood, the grooving in the front fenders with their dynamic, Opel-typical horizontal contours - like on the Antara -, the double-pipe exhaust system and the twin air scoops behind the head restraints, which are reminiscent of designs from roadster and motor sport history. 18-inch aluminum wheels in new five-spoke design fill out the wheelarches, and emphasize the roadster character, as does the fabric roof, which completely disappears beneath a cover for open-top driving fun.

    Chrome-ringed instruments in the cockpit clearly display all important information, while black piano lacquer and chrome finishes accentuate the high-tech nuance of the surface structures. These all combine with optional leather seats with visible stitching to highlight the sporty ambience. The short gear stick adds significantly to the driving fun: directly connected straight to the roadster’s five-speed transmission, its short gear travel enables quick gear shifts from the roadster-typical seating position.

    High-tech Turbo Engine

    The new Opel GT does not just look quick, it is quick! Its longitudinally front-installed 264 bhp engine with turbocharging and gasoline direct injection accelerates the roadster to 60 mph from a standing start in just 5.5 seconds, and up to a top speed of around 140 mph. “When it comes to high-performance roadsters, there is no better balance between price, driving enjoyment and fun,” says Alain Visser, Executive Director Sales and Marketing, Opel. There’s no question about it: no other Opel has ever produced 132 bhp output per liter. The new Opel GT’s engine not only complements the car’s dynamic look perfectly, it also far outperforms today’s other roadsters and most two-seat sports cars.
     
  2. I simply fell in love with it. +1 to Opel
     
  3. at least it's not bland like all other opels....that's all i can say.
     
  4. I'm actually curious for how much a used Signum will sell in a couple of years <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  5. haha, the price will drop like whoa
     
  6. weren't you saving your money for a second hand Phaeton? Or was it PB who said he might get one in 10 years from now?
     
  7. Sounds promising.
     
  8. lovely Saturn. Never figured Id love any Saturn vehicle as much as this.
     
  9. Yeah, well, in 5 years, I'll just have to see what the biggest bargain's gonna be: Phaeton, CTS, Signum, Avantime, Vel Satis.. =D

    edit: actually, I'd better have my 456GT in 5 years from now already
     
  10. It looks good but this shouldn't be called Opel GT, a car with that name has to be a coup�.

    ow and I saw an awesome classic Opel GT today, pretty rare
     
  11. Good, now they need to bring back:

    Kapit�n/Admiral/Dimplomat
    Rekord
    Kadett
    Manta
    all RWD and they will be back from the sissyland where they have been the last 10-15 years.
     
  12. It's hard to believe that that's a Saturn.
     
  13. I was expecting the real Opel GT <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  14. opel manta....please no.
     
  15. The Manta was awesome!
     
  16. #18 PandaBeat, Feb 1, 2007
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  17. This looks better then the saturn
     
  18. if by better you mean exactly the same, then I agree with you.
     
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  20. it was, but it's a posercar now.
     
  21. No one has a Manta now, they all rusted away.
     
  22. i see them quite often. they really misfit in traffic.
     
  23. check your eye doctor ASAP
     

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