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Video: Opel GT Concept confirmed for Geneva show debut

January 15, 2016

Opel will be unveiling a new GT Concept car at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, giving us a preview of a new sports car of the near future.

Opel GT Concept-badge

Not much is revealed in the newly-released teaser video, aside from what appears to be the badge, but the main news is the confirmation that such a concept is definitely on the way.

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann confirmed last month there is a sports car concept coming, saying Opel “reinvents itself” with a “real highlight” at the Geneva show. In the video below he also says we should, “Take a look at Opel with a fresh pair of eyes”.

It’s believed the concept could be a new version of the Monza concept from 2013, featuring 2+2 seating and a sporty coupe layout. The design is also set to pave the way for future Opel models to follow, and of course it could inspire a future production car.

At the moment Opel doesn’t offer a bespoke sports car. Instead, it offers performance versions of its existing core lineup. This concept is set to be an all-new model not based on anything else.

However, speculations suggest it might come with a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder producing around 220kW, similar to the unit used in the old Astra OPC/VXR. Unlike the Astra, it’s expected to use a rear-wheel drive layout.

Opel is obviously going to be drip-feeding more information in the lead up to the big Geneva event, with the next installment set for January 21. See below for the teaser.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.