*NOW UPDATED WITH VIDEO* Vauxhall and Opel have released renders of its new GT concept, which has been designed to showcase its vision of the future sports car.
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New renders of the new GT sports car concept from Vauxhall/Opel have been released ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
The model has been designed to be a classic front mid-engined, rear-wheel drive model to appeal to driving enthusiasts.
The GT Concept’s front-mid engine configuration keeps the car’s centre of gravity low and central. Beneath its stretched bonnet is a 1-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine, based on the all-aluminium unit used in the Adam, Corsa and Astra. Developing 140bhp, the engine delivers drive to the rear wheels, via a six-speed sequential transmission operated by steering-wheel mounted paddle shift. Weighing under 1000kgs, the GT Concept accelerates from 0-100kph in less than eight seconds.
It features large doors with integrated side windows that show a seamless transition from glass to painted surfaces. Both driver and front passenger gain access to the spacious interior after pressing a touchpad for the electric doors that is integrated in the red signature line of the roof. The doors open into the front arches, using a space-saving and patented mounting that allows a large opening angle for tight parking spaces in urban areas. Two cameras mounted behind the wheel arches offer enhanced visibility, especially in city driving. They transmit their images to two monitors on the left- and right-hand side of the cabin, rendering external mirrors obsolete. The windscreen flows into a glass panorama roof, affording occupants a similar experience to that of a targa-topped car.
You can view the model at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, which takes place from 3rd March. For now, enjoy the below teaser clip
Source – Vauxhall