Opel is showcasing the impressive GT Concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show these days.
Cars with three-cylinder engines are not famous for their sporty character but the GT Concept is trying to change the standards with its modernistic sporty nature. It takes the shape of a two-door coupe with short rear overhang and an aggressive front end.
The design is dominated by a red signature line that “splits the vehicle body horizontally and proportions it,” while the doors have no door handles and side mirrors. Because of this, both the driver and the passenger can access the cabin by pressing a touchpad that is integrated in the red line on the roof. As for the mirrors, two cameras have been mounted behind the wheel arches, transmitting images to two monitors on the left and right-hand side of the cockpit.
Opel is trying to keep things simple and has installed a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit. It sends 145 horsepower (107 kW) to the rear axle through a six-speed transmission that is controllable by shift paddles on the steering wheel. Thanks to this setup, the 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration takes less than 8 seconds, while top speed stands at 134 mph (215 km/h).