Opel’s Flash-Forward?!

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Classic Mantas

The Opel Manta Goes Electric. Opel has revealed a first glimpse of its latest exciting e-project. The Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD celebrates the legendary Opel Manta of 1970, whilst highlighting the growing “restomod” phenomenon among automobile fans and collectors, who are mixing original designs with new technologies. The all-electric Manta GSe ElektroMOD, with its fully digital cockpit, is as sporty as an original Opel GSe, whilst its name is a clear nod to the iconic Opel Elektro GT that set world records for electric vehicles, fifty years ago. The Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD is a tribute to the Manta that most recently provided the inspiration for the design of the striking new Opel brand face. With its sustainable, all-electric drive, the Opel Manta now becomes future proof, avoiding any potential driving ban for older combustion engine cars. The transformation to ElektroMOD also illustrates how timeless the lines from 1970 are: what was sculptural and standout half a century ago, still fits perfectly with the Opel design philosophy today.

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD

The Manta GSe ElektroMOD faithfully follows Opel’s “simply electric” route to the electrification of the brand. Whether as passenger car or light commercial vehicle, every Opel model will be electrified by 2024. The Opel customer already has the choice between plug-in hybrids such as the Grandland X and all-electric BEVs from the compact Corsa-e, to the large Zafira-e Life “lounge on wheels”, and from the Combo-e cargo to the Vivaro-e van, International Van of the Year 2021. The Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD is electrifyingly different. An electrically driven icon of the past, it delivers a fully digitised solution for a sustainable future.

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