Mention the Opel Manta to a person of any vintage with a passing interest in automotive history and it stirs up images of road-going automotive cool and sideways rallying chic.
Very much German Manufacturer Opel’s answer to the Ford Capri, the Opel Manta was a rear-wheel-drive sports coupé manufactured over two generations from 1970 to 1988, and Opel have teased the idea that the iconic marque could be brought back to life with an electric heartbeat.
During its lifespan, the Manta evolved over Manta A, Manta B and Manta B2 ITERATIONS. All retain a contemporary cool and will sell for serious money today even in considerably second hand condition.
In tune with the ongoing increase in demand and spread of electric-powered vehicles, Opel recently released news that the Manta A body shape would be a new addition to the EV landscape.
The Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD harks back to the legendary Opel Manta of 1970 and simultaneously gives added impetus to the growing phenomenon adding new technologies and design into internal combustion engine-powered classics.
With its sustainable, fully digital cockpit, emissions-free electric drive, the Opel Manta ElektroMOD underlines the timelessness of the original design and half a century ago still fits perfectly with the Opel design philosophy today.
The Manta GSe ElektroMOD echoes Opel’s “simply electric” route to the electrification of the brand, whether as passenger car or light commercial vehicle as part of the wider plan for every Opel model will be electrified by 2024.
Whether the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD will be available to buy and drive on the roads remains to be seen. Here's hoping...