2007 Opel GTC Concept review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 10 March 2007 , 09:03:35 byAlina

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Opel GTC Concept

Opel revealed the GTC Concept at the 77th Geneva Motor Show and with this model the carmaker shows us how its design will look in the future. If we were to describe it in a few words, those would be: high-performance, versatile, distinctive, to name a few. These will be characteristics of the future Opel models. The four-seater coupe features a 2.8-liter V6 turbo gasoline engine that is able to produce 220 kW/300 horsepower. It also has an electronically-controlled four-wheel drive system that offers stability and also agility no matter the road or the weather. Also it offers optimum traction as well. The rear seats can be docked separately to the front seats by remote control, and this way it creates a spacious three or two-seater with flat load floor and also up to 1020 l of luggage compartment capacity. The seats do not have to be installed or removed, but this is something you already know as it is something typical for Opel.

The world premiere of the GTC Concept (Gran Turismo Coupe) at the 77th Geneva Motor Show gives an insight into how dynamic and refreshing Opel's new design language will look in the future. "This concept car demonstrates the new interpretation of the Opel brand," explains Alain Visser, Executive Director, European Opel Marketing. "The GTC Concept embodies the confident, emotional direction we're taking with Opel. Its exciting lines combined with its high driving dynamics and interior flexibility reflect what the Opel brand trademark characteristics will be in the future." Even a new, more refined brand emblem, with the Opel name proudly embossed into the Blitz ring, is suggested.

"The GTC Concept importantly signals the next chapter in Opel's design identity," says Bryan Nesbitt, Executive Director, GM Europe Design. "Our team strategized to envision the new essence of Opel - more confident, relevant and distinctive - in a high-performance, yet versatile, four-seat coupe. This style is what to expect of future Opel products.

"You have seen a number of recent concept cars become reality at Opel," says Hans Demant, Opelīs Managing Director and GME Vice President Engineering. "Concepts like the GTC Geneve and Antara GTC or the Flex-Fix rear carrier system from the TRIXX previewed their production variants. This car is a confident ambassador for the brand and could play a similar role for us, previewing the engineering and design cues of our next-generation Opels."

The four-seat coupe is powered by a 220 kW/300 hp, 2.8-liter V6 turbo gasoline engine and features an intelligent, electronically-controlled four-wheel drive system, which provides optimum traction and stability as well as excellent agility in all driving conditions.

Brand-typical on-board flexibility is ensured by the thoughtful "Flex4" system (patent application submitted). The backs of both rear seats can be docked separately to the front seats by remote control, creating a spacious three or two-seater with flat load floor and up to 1020 liters of luggage compartment capacity. As is typical of Opel cars, the seats do not have to be removed or installed.