Horst Keinath was a German businessman who died in 2011. He had worked in an Opel dealership with his brothers until the early 1980s before opening a company producing cabriolèt versions of the Opel and Vauxhall models in 1983.
Between 1997 and 2000 he focused on the development of his first car, the GT / R, a modern interpretation of the Opel GT in roadster configuration equipped with fibreglass bodywork.
For the new millennium, Horst developed a new coupe with the collaboration of Eckard Design AG. Eckard Design AG is one of the most important independent companies that cooperates with numerous automotive and aeronautical brands for the development and design of new vehicles.
The result of this partnership was the GT / C exhibited at the 2001 Geneva motor show and produced in a single copy.
Based on the steel chassis of the Opel Omega B, the car featured a fibreglass body that mixed the design of contemporary Ferrari and Aston Martin in a single solution.
As an engine, an Opel Y32SE V6 3.2 24V was installed , managed by a four-speed automatic transmission and combined with rear-wheel drive.
With a deliver power of 218 hp on 290 Nm of torque, the engine allowed the GT / C to reach the maximum speed of 250 km / h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.3 seconds.
Planned to be sold at the price of 179,300 Deutsche Mark, no financers for mass production were found and the company closed permanently in 2003.
Thank you to Valentina Zanola and Alessandro Renesis for the cooperation