GTC Paris concept - the latest Opel design evolution
Opel has exclusively announced its plans to reveal an all-new concept ride at the Mondial de l'Automobile 2010 (October 2 – 17). Named Opel GTC Paris concept, the German vehicle represents the true embodiment of the evolution of the brand's all-new styling language.
The newly designed compact car draws its inspiration by a quote from Richard Bach's famous novel, Jonathan Livingston Seagull "…and the speed was pure beauty." Its body excels at dynamic lines, flawlessly shaped surfaces, and a bold athletic stance. The Opel GTC Paris concept is a three-door, 4.46 meters small, sporty car, which is spacious enough for five passengers.
Opel's Vice President of Design Mark Adams, shares: "We wanted to express the most emotional side of the Opel brand and we believe this vehicle creates an appropriate visual impact to reinforce our dynamic sporty character."
On the performance level, the GTC Paris concept car benefits from a four-cylinder, 2.0 liter Turbo engine unit with direct injection, which has Start/Stop function for maximum fuel efficiency in urban driving conditions, and is linked to a six-speed manual gearbox.
Following the sporty character of the future compact masterpiece is a specially developed extra-wide chassis that boasts a compound crank with an Opel-exclusive Watt's link in the rear, a new, updated execution of the adaptive mechatronic FlexRide suspension and a front electronic limited slip differential.