In the beginning there was the car. More precisely, an orange-red Opel Manta with a black vinyl roof in the Opel Classic collection. A typical representative of the colourful wild seventies! A style icon. An original, generally in good shape, but a bit worn out. Still unrestored, perhaps more of a parts carrier. At the same time, Opel’s E offensive was in full swing with new models like the Opel Mokka-e. And so one thing led to another. There is, after all, a trend in the scene towards ‘restomods’, classic vehicles with modern drives. So why not give the Manta a new lease of life electrically? With plenty of torque at the rear axle for fast sprints without a lot of noise. Just a dream? No way. The idea was born and shared – between passionate designers, 3D modellers, engineers, technicians, mechanics, product and brand experts. A group of Opel fans simply in love with cars.
The idea quickly took shape. The 50-year-old Manta became a child of our time – electric, emissions-free and as emotional as a true legend should be. The Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD was born, at first, only in the minds of its creators. “The GSe is a homage to the Manta of yesteryear and at the same time a brand statement for the present. Opel is bold and pure – excitingly different. Perhaps different from what you would expect from us,” says Quentin Huber, Head of Brand Strategy and Social Media at Opel.
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