March 28, 2022
The Opel Manta A, one of the defining sports coupés of the 1970s, has been reborn as a tech-rich resto-mod with an all-electric powertrain. The rear-wheel-drive two-door is now called the Manta GSe Elektromod. According to Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller, this shows the brand's "commitment to emissions-free mobility for a very desirable, sustainable future."
The original car's four-cylinder petrol has been swapped out for an electric motor producing 147hp and 255Nm, making it not only more powerful than any original-specification Manta A, but also the most powerful battery-electric car in Opel's stable.
The interior leans heavily on current production cues, with the analogue clocks making way for a digital display and 10-inch touchscreen. It also gets sports seats that were originally developed for the Adam S supermini. Retro cues, however, extend to a three-spoke steering wheel with a 12 o' clock marker, a period-correct gear shifter and a manual handbrake.
– It has a 147hp electric motor that’s paired with a manual gearbox – Its 31kWh battery pack gives a claimed 200km range – It features modern technology and retro styling