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First Look: Opel GT Concept

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The first official pictures of the highly anticipated Opel GT Concept have no hit the web, showing a pretty crazy design that reminds us of the concept cars of early 90s. It’s an odd object, this GT concept, but it’s nice to look at nonetheless.

Opel themselves is not yet done teasing the car for its Geneva Motor Show debut, but now that the official pictures are out, we’re expecting an official introduction soon complete with details and specs. Based on what we already know about the Opel GT Concept, the car is an homage to Opel concepts of the 60s, boasting features like a curvy roofline, long bonnet, short overhang, and twin central tailpipes.

Opel GT Concept also features red front tires which is another feature of the car with historical significance. It is a tribute to Motoclub 500, a futuristic Opel motorcycle from 1928, and a nod to the avant-garde school of design. You are going to have to wait for the official release to know more about this whole philosophy and where Opel is going with this.

Update: As expected, the car has now gone official and Opel has released the specs and details of the GT concept. The car is a mid-front-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car that weighs under 1,000 kg and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in under eight seconds and on to a top speed of 215 km/h. Those are not impressive figures, but then the GT has a 1.0 liter, three-cylinder turbo engine out of an Opel Adam. Other highlights of the car include IntelliLux LED matrix lighting technology and large doors with integrated side windows that show a seamless transition from glass to painted surfaces.

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