Aftermarket specialists from Mädchen & Motoren have worked extensively on a 2008 Opel GT tailored for track use.

Aftermarket specialists from Mädchen & Motoren have worked extensively on a 2008 Opel GT tailored for track use.

The heavily modified Opel GT has gone through a massive diet as it now weighs only 1,150 kg (2,535 lbs) whereas the standard model tips the scales at 1,325 kg (2,921 lbs). Gone is the 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine as this was replaced with an LS3 motor packing 530 PS (390 kW) and working together with a Corvette ZR1-sourced Tremec TR 6060 six-speed manual gearbox.

It also comes with a widened body and features disc brakes taken from a Porsche 911 GT3 RS which work with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers stopping the 18-inch ATS alloy wheels wrapped around in 295/30 tires. Other goodies include a Racelogic traction control system and a bespoke exhaust manifold together with a custom quad exhaust system.

Lastly, in the stripped out cabin there's a FIA-compliant welded safety cell, a Recaro Pro Racer seat, race-spec steering wheel and digital cluster and an Alcantara trim while the audio system and AC were removed to shave off excess weight.

Additional details can be found in the attached press release.

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