Opel Manta GSe EV unveiled with 4-speed MT & rear-wheel drive

Opel Manta GSe EV unveiled with 4-speed MT & rear-wheel drive

05/23/2021

Opel unveils the Manta GSe ElektroMOD, an all-electric 1970s-inspired sports coupe with a 4-speed manual gearbox.

Opel has unveiled its latest creation, the Manta GSe ElektroMOD.

The Opel Manta GSe is an updated and electrified version of the brand’s ‘Manta A’ sports coupe from the 1970s. The new Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD carries forward the iconic design of the original model yet comes packed with a host of tech, along with an all-electric powertrain.

The new Manta GSe ElektroMOD features the brand’s Pixel Vizor at the front in place of the grille. The Opel Pixel Vizor is made up of an LED screen, which displays text messages. Flanking the LED screen at either end are a pair of LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The ElektroMOD also comes with three-dimensional LED tail lights at the back.

The new Opel Manta GSe comes in vibrant neon yellow paintwork with a contrasting black bonnet. The side profile is characterised by 17-inch stylish and lightweight alloy wheels.

Inside, the two-door Manta GSe features a pair of integrated screens, one for the digital instrument cluster and the other being the touchscreen infotainment system. The sedan also features a three-spoke steering wheel with a yellow marker in the 12 o’clock position; adding a bit of sportiness.

Powering the new Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD is a 31 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, paired with an electric motor said to produce 147 BHP and 255 Nm. Opel also claims a maximum range of 200 kilometres for the Manta GSe. The electric powertrain is said to take about four hours to charge completely via a 9kW in-built charger unit.

However, the interesting part is that the electric motor sends all the power to the back, making it a rear-wheel-drive electric vehicle. The electric powertrain also comes mated with a four-speed manual gearbox, although the car can be engaged in fourth gear and driven automatically as well.

The new Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD was created to showcase the brand’s commitment towards emissions-free mobility. The Manta GSe is said to be a one-off model and is not expected to enter series production.

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