Vauxhall will use its classic Manta name for a purely electric car.(more…)
The Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD has been awarded the Grand Prix of the Festival Automobile International, in Paris.(more…)
The Opel Rocks-e was unveiled about two weeks ago as an all-electric heavy quadricycle. It is full of quirks and looks like a real toy car. This made it the perfect base for a fun little project by industrial design student Lukas Wenzhöfer, who created the Opel Rocks e-xtreme in just one week(more…)
Opel recently presents its first SUM. The new Opel Rocks-e stands for Sustainable Urban Mobility. The entry-level electric vehicle is the answer to current mobility requirements, offering electric mobility with protection from wind and rain – progressive, bold and pure, typically Opel: in tune with the zeitgeist. It can already be driven in Germany by young people from 15 years of age with the AM driving licence1. With the 2.41-metre short two-seater, Opel continues its electrification offensive. The German carmaker is expanding its model portfolio with a battery-electric SUM vehicle below the Corsa-e that nearly any driver can afford, from young beginners to urban commuters. The entry-level price for the new Opel Rocks-e in Germany will be clearly less than for a small car and the monthly leasing cost will be similar to that of a ticket for local public transportation. The Rocks-e will be available to order online or directly at selected Opel dealers from autumn onwards in Germany – additional markets are planned to follow in 2022.(more…)
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.(more…)
The Barum Czech Rally Zlín from August 27-29 is a twofold highlight of the 2021 rally season for Opel Motorsport. Not only will the world’s first electric rally one-make cup, the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, present itself on the international stage at the Czech round of the ERC.(more…)
The victory of Frenchman Laurent Pellier and his co-driver Thierry Salva from the Saintéloc Racing team marked the successful premiere of the world’s first electric rally one-make cup, the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, at the “ADAC Rallye Stemweder Berg”.(more…)
With the new ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, Opel is now also electrifying rallying.(more…)
The new Opel Corsa-e Rally completed its first outing on a rally with flying colours. At the Rallye du Touquet, the opening round of the French asphalt championship, Opel rally test driver Marijan Griebel and his co-driver Tobias Braun drove the first electric one-make rally car ahead of the field of more than 200 competitors over a total of 11 special stages.(more…)
Opel is equipping the battery-electric Corsa-e Rally car with a special sound system that makes the car audible during rallies.(more…)
The Opel Corsa-e Rally is the first all-electric rally car from a carmaker. The Blitz-badged electric vehicles will next year take part in their own one-make series – the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup.
Four Corsa-e Rally cars from Opel Motorsport, in the hands of drivers Marijan Griebel, Horst Rotter and Opel racing legend, Volker Strycek, last week completed three days of testing at the Pferdsfeld Test Center. The 100kW (136hp) cars covered a total of 1,500 kilometres without problems. The Corsa-e Rally is based on the successful Opel Corsa-e, the winner of the 2020 Golden Steering Wheel.
Two complete rounds of the German Rally Championship (DRM) were rehearsed during the three-day test programme – including special stages, road sections and servicing. The unique features of electro-mobility, such as times spent driving and charging, temperature management of the battery and fine-tuning the software, were tested for the first time in a rally environment. The all-electric cars also completed long runs to test the durability of the new components.
“It was an efficient and successful test”, said Opel Motorsport Director, Jörg Schrott. “We gathered important data and information for the ongoing preparations for the 2021 Opel e-Rally Cup. Unfortunately, several test rallies with our development cars could not take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That made our rally simulation in Pferdsfeld even more important – as a result, the new Corsa-e Rally is now ready to go.”
The ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup will comprise eight qualifying rounds between spring and autumn 2021. An additional preparation rally for all registered teams is planned before the actual start of the season.
Vauxhall engineers put the finishing touches to next-generation Mokka, The New Mokka will be up to 120 kilogrammes lighter than the previous model and be in dealer showrooms in early 2021.(more…)