Opel presents the new Manta GSe ElektroMOD
The car is derived from the original model from the 1970s
At the end of the 1960s, Opel was intent on opposing Ford and various Italian companies in the sector of small sports coupes. The development of the new model was entrusted to the engineers Erhard Schnell and George Gallion, who derived the final design from a Kadett B coupe prototype. Thus was born the Opel Manta, which soon became one of the most popular models of the German company, being produced in two generations and various limited editions until 1988.
And just to commemorate the original version of the 70s Opel presented this week the Manta GSe ElektroMOD. Recognizable by the new headlights with LED technology, the car has larger wheel arches to accommodate the new 17 "alloy wheels. The cockpit was fitted with new sports seats derived from the Opel Adam S and a new dashboard equipped with two 12" and 10" screens, respectively for the instrument panel and the infotainment system.
The propulsion unit was fitted with an electric motor managed by a four-speed manual gearbox and combined with rear-wheel drive. Capable of generating 147 hp with 255 Nm of torque, the engine is powered by a 31 kWh battery which allows a maximum range of 200 km. There is currently no series production planned, but it would be an extremely interesting option.