Opel has revealed a Manta GSe ElektroMod in celebration of the coupe’s 50th anniversary.
The one-off special combines the classic style of the iconic Opel Manta, “RestoMod-ed” with a sustainable electric drivetrain.
A 145bhp electric motor thus now pushes the Opel Manta GSe. The motor’s 225Nm of torque is delivered to the road through the Manta’s original four-speed gearbox.
Drivers are thus able to manually change gears, or simply engage the fourth gear and drive automatically.
With a 31kWh lithium-ion battery, the Manta GSe has a range of around 200km. And like the current Vauxhall electric range, features regenerative braking to improve range.
Charging takes place through a 9kW on-board charger. Fully charging the Manta GSe takes just under four hours.
CLASSIC STYLE, MODERN FEATURES
Outside, the Opel Manta GSe features Vauxhall’s latest design elements. Upfront, the Manta GSe sports the brand’s Pixel-Vizor element, first seen in the new Mokka.
The Pixel technology allows the car to issue messages, such as “I am on a zero e-mission”, followed by the silhouette of a manta ray gliding over the Pixel-Vizor.
The front end also features LED daylight running lights, while the iconic circular rear lights come with a striking three-dimensional LED design.
A signature black bonnet sits in contrast to the rest of the car’s yellow paintwork.
At the rear, the Opel Manta GSe sports a “Manta” badge in the new Vauxhall lettering, while the chrome fender trims found in the original Manta have now disappeared.
OPEL MANTA GSe: NEW CABIN TOUCHES
Inside, the Opel Manta GSe gets the latest Vauxhall digital technology. The classic round instruments have been replaced by the Vauxhall Pure Panel.
This includes two driver-oriented 12-inch and 10-inch digital displays. The sound system has also been modernised with a new unit from the Marshall brand.
The sports seats feature a yellow centre line and offer improved comfort and support over the originals.
Meanwhile, the steering wheel is a Petri three-spoke item reworked by Opel, and features a yellow marker in the 12 o’clock position for an added sporty touch.
The surfaces in the cockpit and door panels are also now matt grey, while the ceiling of the is lined with fine Alcantara.
Both Vauxhall and Opel have pledged to offer an electrified variant across their entire model lineup by 2024.
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