Opel showed off its new electric car from the 70s

Opel showed off its new electric car from the 70s

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The Opel brand has shown a teaser for an electric car called the Manta GSe ElektroMOD. In fact, this is the first generation Manta coupe, long discontinued, but with a modern electric drive.

The first generation Manta was produced from 1970 to 1975. It was a classic rear-wheel drive two-door car with an internal combustion engine. Later, the Manta in the Opel lineup was replaced by the Calibra coupe.

The new project involves the use of almost the same body as in the 70s. Externally, the car will most likely be distinguished by LED optics and modern rims.

Inside, we are promised a digital dashboard, and under the body panels there will be a battery and an electric drive. Judging by the hints in the press release, all this will be borrowed from the Opel Mokka-e, that is, from the Peugeot e-208. We are talking about a 136-horsepower electric motor and a battery pack with a capacity of 50 kilowatt-hours.

The purpose of building such a prototype is not yet entirely clear. Most likely it will be nothing more than a running show car, which is unlikely to ever be launched into production. In any case, the task of adapting a body designed using half-century technologies to meet modern safety standards looks at least non-trivial.

The company also confirmed that from 2024 all Opel vehicles will have an electric or plug-in hybrid version. Peugeot, which now operates Opel, will do the same a year earlier.

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