The recently revealed Opel GT coupe concept has returned for a second showing, this time opening its drape-molded doors for a first look at its insides before debuting at next month’s Geneva motor show.
Building on the themes of its streamlined and multi-coloured exterior, the Opel GT features two lightly bolstered seats in contrasting black and red speckled trim, flanking a slim centre console.
Opel describes a look of “pure elegance and athleticism” in here, but the GT’s cabin boasts its fair share of complex fine details in the view ahead of the driver’s seat.
A racing-inspired squircle stands in for the conventional steering wheel, with retro spokes inside and curled control stalks behind. Opel says the wheel design is inspired by the Opel GT of the 1960s and ‘70s.
A pair of deep-set digital instrument gauges sit behind the wheel inside an all-aluminium binnacle, alongside a main display mounted high in a largely button-free centre stack.
Camera displays take the place of exterior door mirrors, set in the centre of the air jets that sprout from the corner of each A-pillar.
Although designed in Europe, the Opel GT was built right here in Australia by the team at Holden’s fabrication centre in Melbourne - one of only two facilities in the global GM empire fully equipped to hand-build a concept car from scratch. The other, of course, is in Detroit.
The GT will make its official debut in Geneva next month, but it will remain a concept: Opel has confirmed that there are no plans to introduce a small lightweight rear-wheel-drive MX-5 rival to its portfolio.
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