Opel will revive the Manta model in the form of an electric carMarch 25, 2020
This year, the Opel Manta coupe will celebrate its 50th anniversary and the head of the German company hinted that the long history of the model has not yet been completed and the appearance of a successor is not ruled out.
Note that the first generation coupe debuted in 1970 and the model was then the company’s response to the Ford brand Capri coupe. From the main competitor, Opel Manta differed only in its elegant body, which is made in the Italian style. However, in this form, the car lasted only five years, after which the company introduced a second-generation coupe, which was more powerful and larger.
Both generations of the car had a classic layout and stood out with a very gambling controllability. It is known that the second generation Opel Manta successfully participated in circuit races and rallies. Also, there was a version for the monstrous rally group B equipped with a 2.4-liter Cosworth aspirated, which had a 280 hp return.
It is unlikely that the coupe can be called a cult car, since in Europe the model is remembered as a well-accessible mass sports car with its own charisma and today such a model could have a great influence on the image of the entire Opel brand.
So, the head of the company in a large interview with the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper said that the car has every chance to return to the model range of the brand, but only in the form of an electric car.
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