The Vauxhall GT Concept (it’s an Opel GT Concept too) has been revealed ahead of a Geneva Motor Show debut as a small, light, futuristic sports car.
We’ve had a tease for the Vauxhall GT Concept (which is the Opel GT Concept for Europe), and now we get the reveal of the car itself, and it appears to be a small, light sports car concept.
We say it ‘appears’ to be a small, light concept because Vauxhall aren’t saying exactly how big it is, but everything points to it being pretty small – smaller than a Fiesta in footprint, we reckon.
It also seems unlikely the GT Concept is actually previewing any sort of production model, as it’s a front-engined, rear-wheel drive concept, and we can’t see where that fits in to Vauxhall and Opel’s range.
The GT Concept perhaps owes some of its design cues to the Monza Concept from a few years back, but Vauxhall say it is also heavily influenced by Opel’s GT Concept and the Vauxhall XVR Concept from the 1960s.
With its long bonnet and no boot, the GT Concept is almost classic design for a sports car, but has funky touches like a lack of door handles and mirrors, big doors which stretch in to the front wings, completely flush glass, red tyres on ‘rollerskate’ wheels at the front, projector headlights and access to the cabin via a touchpad surface on the roof.
Power comes from a front-mounted 1.0 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine, already found in cars like the Adam, producing 144bhp and 151lb/ft of torque, said to be good for a 0-62mph of under 8.0 seconds.
It’s all very interesting, but we really can’t see the GT Concept as much more than a bit of show-boating and dreaming.
But it’d be interesting if we’re wrong.