Geneva-Bound Opel GT Concept Teased, May Preview Two-Seat Sports Car
European brand Opel will soon reveal a new two-seater sports car, and this teaser video and photo provide our first hints about the model. The car will be publicly revealed at the 2016 Geneva auto show in March.
Opel hasn’t revealed much about the new car so far, aside from its badge (pictured) and the below video. In a release, Opel promises that the car, “will launch the next step of the sculptural Opel design philosophy.” According to Autocar, the Opel GT concept could be a sporty coupe related to the 2013 Opel Monza concept, or possibly a rebranded version of the Buick Avista concept shown in Detroit. (Buick and Opel share several models, including the Cascada convertible and the Regal/Insignia sedan.)
2013 Opel Monza concept
The Opel GT name was first used in the 1960s for a sporty two-seater that used mechanicals from the Opel Kadett. It packed a 1.1- or 1.8-liter inline-four engine, and was rear-wheel drive with design elements like pop-up headlights and fastback bodywork. The name was also applied to the European version of the short-lived Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky twins in the 2000s.
Although we won’t see the official concept car until Geneva, Opel promises it will drop even more GT teasers over the coming weeks. For now, take a look at the teaser clip below, and check back soon for more details.