Lexmaul, the German tuner, has a do-it-yourself kit for the Opel that comes with a PPC box that can enhance the potency of the engine with the flip of a programming switch. The Lexmaul tuning kit can increase the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder (also in the Sky Red Line ) from 264 hp to 312 hp. The Lexmaul Opel GT is also has a lowering kit that lowers the ride height by 30 mm. So if you’ve got a Sky Red Line that’s getting dusted on the street, time to brush up on your German.
On the occasion of the company’s 35th anniversary the most powerful and strongest of the Opel Vectras had caused a stir by reaching a speed of more than 300km/h. However, that which is emerging from the factory floors in Remshalden for the company’s 40th anniversary is a vehicle for the true connoisseur: the Irmscher Opel GT i40.
The figures in the model’s number stand for the data of the company: Günther Irmscher senior started up in1968 in Winnenden with the first vehicle modifications. In the person of Günther Irmscher junior, the second generation is at the fore of the company in 2008 and is proof that 40 years of company history should be celebrated properly at this anniversary.
The Remshalden company is starting its anniversary with a world premiere in Geneva. Here, the GT will be making its first appearance and is sure to cause a stir at the company’s stand in Hall 2.
The abbreviation GT in cars stands for "Gran Turismo“ or "Grand Touring“. In these vehicles, emotions run higher and passions rise when you take such a car on a grand tour. The new Opel GT sets standards even as a series roadster, and in the hands of Steinmetz it becomes a Limited Edition which simply invites you to travel or just cruise.
The modern definition of an athletic two-seater finds its form in the new Opel GT. As a classic roadster, it has a powerful front-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive, a cockpit with sporty instruments and a tailor-made fabric roof. With a wide stance, sleek silhouette, long, front-hinged hood and short overhangs, the proportions are typical of this class. The Opel GT also brings new charm to this genre with its own unmistakable personality thanks to its exciting shape, which contrasts sharp edges with curved surfaces to create a dynamic look, and its configuration, which enables a refined driving experience, even on long journeys.
The already notorious Pontiac Solstice is about to be cloned with a more elegant skin as the Saturn Sky for the US and Opel GT for the European market. The new comers will use the same “Kappa” production platform as the Pontiac, but will be distinctive in terms of design.
Opel GT is making a comeback in the form of a stunning two-seat roadster that could also make automobile history. Opel will present the all-new GT to the international public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show (March 2 to 12, 2006). 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.