2007 Opel GT
“The GT is a powerful addition to our range of attractive niche products, and thereby further enhances the appeal of the Opel brand”, says Carl-Peter Forster, President of GM Europe. “The Tigra, the Astra TwinTop, and the new GT mean that we will have three very different models, all of which deliver top-down driving excitement. Moreover, the GT is a perfect example of how GM uses and applies its worldwide resources for the good of the individual brands.”
The new Opel GT is fun to drive thanks to its front engine and rear-wheel drive, which together ensure a balanced weight distribution, and its 260-hp 2.0-liter ECOTEC turbo engine with gasoline direct injection. This accelerates the new GT from zero to 100 km/h in less than six seconds, and enables a maximum speed of over 230 km/h.
Another fun factor is the fabric roof, which folds down to provide open-air enjoyment denied to the owners of the first GT. The roof disappears completely beneath a cover, further underlining the GT’s sporty silhouette with short overhangs and widely spaced
The development of the new Opel GT is an
excellent example of transcontinental
collaboration within GM. The design was inspired
by the VX Lightning concept car, which was
conceived by the GM Advanced Design Studio in
Birmingham, England in May 2003 for the 100th
anniversary of the Vauxhall brand. The new GT
will be built in Wilmington/Delaware, in the
USA, where its sister models, the Pontiac
Solstice and the Saturn Sky, are also produced.
The Opel GT is scheduled to hit the markets in