Opel GT Concept Pt2-05

GM Europe has released a new batch of images of the Opel/Vauxhall GT Concept that will make its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. We first saw the minimalist and lightweight front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car (sounds like the Mazda MX-5, doesn’t it?) late last month, but these pics give us a clear look at the coupe’s interior.

Opel says that the GT’s Human Machine Interface (HMI) is operated purely by voice control and a central touchpad, making the cabin button-less. The self-learning system recognises the driver’s habits and adapts to his/her needs, choosing the right music, route or temperature according to the situation.

In order to always offer the most appropriate support, the software learns from every command, every touch of the steering wheel and every setting over days, months and years, the carmaker says.

HMI also keeps a close eye on the GT Concept’s surroundings and can issue spoken warnings, for example: “Be careful. Don’t overlook the motorcycle behind us!” Not feeling chatty? One can reach for the round touchpad on the centre console.

Its maker says that the GT’s two sports seats are ergonomically designed for ultimate passenger comfort and the low beltline of the doors create an easy arm position, while the steering wheel and pedals can be adjusted electrically down to the last millimetre.

The instrument panel is made from brushed aluminium, the round camera monitors are embedded in outer aluminum air jets with the polished GT emblem and the red seatbelt retractors reflect the design of the red Hankook front tyres. Finally, the steering wheel features a retro spoke design.

Designed by British designer Mark Adam with the philosophy of “Sculptural Artistry meets Technical Precision”, the GT Concept weighs less than 1,000 kg and is powered by a turbocharged 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine with 145 PS and 205 Nm. That’s good for 0-100 km/h below eight seconds and a 215 km/h top speed. An interesting proposition.