General Motors has unveiled the new Opel GT Concept car, a modern version of the tiny sports car it built from 1968-1973. The concept features the same proportions of the original, with a long and low hood, tall roof, and fastback rear with no trunk opening. A panorama of glass stretches from front to back, while the fanciful non-opening side windows are integrated into the doors and smoked to appear the same color as the body. The electrically-operated doors are hinged to open into the front wheel arches to provide a large opening in tight urban parking spaces. The featherweight, 2,200-pound two-seater is powered by a 145 hp 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine that’s mounted behind the front axle line, and has a paddle-shifted six-speed sequential transmission and rear-wheel-drive. Its red front tires are an homage to an Opel motorcycle from 1928.
The GT Concept will make its public debut at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, just two years away from the original’s 50th anniversary. While GM says the GT Concept is “how sports cars will look in future,”