We have pics and the first bits of information about the Opel Flextreme GT/E hybrid concept, set for a Geneva debut. The story inside.
General Motors is going to unveil the Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept at the Geneva Motor Show next month. A teaser sent out last week suggests that the vehicle will also be displayed as a Vauxhall.
The extended-range hybrid car will be capable of a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in under nine seconds, with a top speed of over 200 km/h (124 mph). Opel did not specify the electric motor's kW rating, but did note that it provides 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque. Nothing was revealed about the car's engine.
All-electric range on the car will be around 60 km (37 miles), with fuel consumption in the area of 1.6-liters of fuel per 100 km (177 mpg Imp / 147 mpg US). This is partially due to the car's 0.22 drag co-efficient, augmented by active aerodynamics utilized at speeds above 50 km/h.
Although just 1.3-meters high, at 4.7-meters long, the five-door concept should feature a comfortable amount of cabin space. Exterior features, like "wing-shaped lights," and Corvette-inspired grille could lead to a new look for Opel vehicles. The concept also features LED headlights, an elongated nose, low hood, and swept back arches. 21-inch alloys are also featured.
More than anything, it appears like GM is using the Opel/Vauxhall Flextreme GT/E Concept as a way of promoting the Ampera. "Ampera" is the Opel and Vauxhall model name for the Chevy Volt.
"The Flextreme GT/E concept shows the shape of things to come from Opel," says Opel executive Frank Weber. "Bold, expressive and highly efficient, it represents the product strategy we will apply to all our future vehicles, large and small, across all market segments."
You can read more about the Opel/Vauxhall Flextreme GT/E in the press release below.