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The original Opel GT
Opel is planning to unveil a new GT concept at the Geneva motor show, which could go on to rival the Audi TT and Peugeot RCZ.
A new Opel GT concept, which will be badged as a Vauxhall in the UK, is planned to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show at the beginning of March.
The new junior coupe concept takes its name from Opel’s compact 1968-1973 GT model, which was often called the baby Corvette. While its underpinnings were relatively humble, the GT was styled by Clare Makichan, the man behind the Corvette.
The Opel GT name was briefly revived in 2007 for a new roadster, which was brought in to replace the Opel Speedster/Vauxhall VX220. This new model was a badge-engineered version of the US-sourced Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky. Due to the lack of a right-hand drive option, the car was never sold in the UK as a Vauxhall.
Although the new GT has not officially been confirmed for production, if it is given the green light, it will be aiming squarely at the Audi TT and Peugeot RCZ for a 2017 launch.
Take a look at the official teaser video here, although be warned, it doesn’t reveal much at all: