Concept Car of the Month: Opel GT2 (1975)

Opel GT2-01

Opel’s crisp and geometric GT2 concept car was Jean-François Venet’s breakthrough project 

Opel may not have had the best decade in the 2010s, with the falling fortunes of one corporate parent (GM) and the uncertainty of blending into the expanding family of a second one (PSA).

But, in previous decades, Opel was a powerful player in the European automotive market, riding the strength of General Motors’ resources and enjoying a large market share in Germany and beyond.

Those were good years as well for the Opel concept cars that appeared regularly at the IAA in Frankfurt and at other shows. This month’s concept car, the GT2, was one of the finest of those years – penned by an unknown young designer, who would later make his true mark at a manufacturer in his home country of France.

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