One of the best sports coupes from yesteryears 1970s, the Opel Manta A has been designed as a modern-day retromod, and it hails with an all-electric powertrain. The rear-wheel-drive two-door will now be known as the Manta GSe Elektromod. The CEO of Opel, Michael Lohscheller, believes that the brand is committed to emission-free mobility and comes with sustainable and desirable features.
Design details about Opel Manta GSe elektromod:
The Manta is known for its heavily modernised underpinnings. The makeovers and alterations which it got is as par with its heritage. The model has received the Vizor grille feature, and there will be an LED screen as well. The screen will be displaying motifs and messages. Conventional features like brake lights, headlights, and DRLs have been exchanged with advanced LED items.
As per the new branding design of Opel, the colour of the model has been kept as neon yellow. A 1970s black bonnet is offering a stark contrast to the bright neon yellow colour. Removal of chrome bumpers has helped in replicating the famous Manta models. The 13-inch rims have replaced the Ronal 17-inch alloy wheels.
Powertrain and battery backup
An electric motor has replaced the original 4-cylinder petrol engine. The new setup is capable of producing 147hp power and 255Nm torque. Till now, this model is the most robust model in Opel’s collection. The 31kWh battery pack offers a claimed range of 200km. There is also a 9.0 kWh inbuilt charger which offers a four-hour top-up.
A manual gearbox helps is sending power to the rear axle. Drivers can easily choose between the manual shifting of the original 4-speed gearbox or engaging with the fourth gear and then driving automatically.
Features and interiors:
Analogue clocks have been replaced by a digital display and a 10-inch touchscreen. There will be stylish sports seats as well. The three-spoke steering wheel will come with a 12 o’clock marker, a manual hand brake, and a period-correct gear-shifter.