Posts Tagged ‘Opel’

A great name doesn’t have to be long. Indeed, for many automobile fans, the Opel GT is the cult sports car of the 1970s. Now the legendary name is making a comeback in the form of a stunning two-seat roadster that could also make automobile history. With exciting, sharply-cut lines, rear-wheel drive, and a potent four-cylinder turbo engine with gasoline direct injection, the new sports car echoes the successful concept of the original GT, which was built between 1968 and 1973. Read the rest of this entry

German chancellor seeks clarity on Opel from GM

FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded clarity from General Motors Co. about the future of Opel after reports this week that the U.S. carmaker was considering putting its European arm back up for sale. Read the rest of this entry

The revolutionary Opel Ampera celebrated its world premiere at the 79th Geneva Motor Show. General Motors Europe president, Carl-Peter Forster, unveiled the extended-range electric vehicle and announced plans to put the car into production in late 2011.

The Opel Ampera will also be offered with right-hand drive in the United Kingdom by Opel’s sister-brand, Vauxhall. Read the rest of this entry

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