Opel brings back the classic Manta coupe, in the form of an EV

Opel has brought back the iconic Manta as a one-off all-electric special to celebrate the coupe’s 50th anniversary.

Named the Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD, it’s powered by an electric motor with 147 hp and 225Nm of torque. The Manta GSe also comes with a 4-speed gearbox that allows drivers to manually change gears. Alternatively, drivers can engage the 4th gear and drive automatically.

With a 31kWh lithium-ion battery, the Manta GSe with regenerative braking has an electric range of around 199 km. Charging takes place through a 9kW onboard charger with a full charge taking just under four hours to complete.

The Manta GSe comes with a Pixel-Vizor front end that stretches across the entire width of the front. With the Pixel technology, it can project messages, much like the Honda e, followed by a silhouette of a manta ray gliding over the Pixel-Vizor.

The wheel arches house specially-designed 17-inch Ronal alloy wheels with 195/40 R17 tyres at the front, and 205/40 R17 tyres at the rear.

The classic round instrument dials have been replaced by the Vauxhall Pure Panel, with two driver-oriented 12-inch and 10-inch digital displays. The sound system has also been modernised with a new unit from the legendary Marshall brand.

The steering wheel is a Petri 3-spoke wheel reworked by Opel, and feature a yellow marker in the 12 o’clock position for an added sporty touch.