We like coupes. They may not always be faster than their sedan counterparts, but at least they look faster.
Opel sold the Calibra between 1989 and 1997 to Europe, Austalia and South America. It was basically a Vectra with the rear doors lobbed off, but also almost made the Vectra cool. Now that Opel is making sedans that are already cool like the Insigna, an ultra-cool commuter coupe would be the perfect compliment. We picked up rumors of a new Calibra a while ago. We just assumed that since the chatter died out, so did the car. Now, according to the German magazine AutoZeitung, there is a Calibra on the drawing board for 2011.
This time is going down in size, and using the next Astra’s platform to do battle with cars like the Volkswagen Scirocco and Renault Laguna Coupe. Under the hood of the new model Opel will likely place a wide range of engines, both gasoline and diesel ranging from 130 hp to 250 hp.
All of these specs have us excited, but there still is a dark cloud. If a new Calibra does go into production, its unlikely General Motors will put it on a boat for the U.S.