Vauxhall Reveals First Glimpse of GT Concept

Vauxhall Reveals First Glimpse of GT Concept

In an enticing prelude to the Geneva Show premiere of Vauxhall’s GT Concept, the company has released a second film that reveals more of the car’s design.

In the clip, Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, CEO of Vauxhall and Opel, opens a door to show the front of the purebred GT Concept, with the words: ‘Don’t miss what happens next.’

Accompanying the film is an image of the GT Concept’s central double exhaust, and while the car’s design is in no way ‘retro’, the feature was a highlight of ground-breaking concept cars from both Vauxhall and sister brand Opel in the mid-1960s. Vauxhall presented the XVR at the Geneva Show in 1966, and Opel the Experimental GT at Frankfurt the year before. Both were ultra-modern, minimalistic and uncompromising, with a sculptural shape – a philosophy which also defines the design of the new GT Concept.

As for the GT Concept’s red tyre, seen briefly in this latest film, it pays homage in an avant-garde way to the Motoclub 500, a futuristic Opel motorcycle from 1928 that wore red rubber*.

*The MotoClub 500 was a production bike, rather than a concept