Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Opel Calibra Coupe CGI

Could Opel give birth to a new incarnation of the Calibra Coupe based on the stunning GTC Concept? British magazine Autoexpress sure thinks so and so do we. Opel officials might have not confirmed a production version of the GTC shown at this year’s Geneva Show, but they sure as hell haven’t disconfirmed the rumours. A couple of months ago we interviewed a high-rank Opel designer who told us when we asked about a possible production version of the GTC that they we’re surprised with the positive feedback and there’s certainly an empty space in their range for a mid-size sports coupe. In other words, Opel’s definitely thinking about it.

Judging from the Vectra prototypes (due in summer 2008) the we've seen, we’d say that if Opel decides to go ahead and build the spiritual successor of the ’90s Calibra Coupe (maybe with a new nameplate), the 2+2 coupe would retain the GTC’s design to the max. And if so, the OPC version fitted with the 2008 Saab 9-3’s 280Hp 2.8 V6 Turbo engine and AWD system could very well look like Autoexpress’s computer generated images. Heck, maybe even a Saturn version could be on its way if Opel (hopefully) says yes...

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