Opel has brought back the iconic Manta as a one-off all-electric special to celebrate the coupé’s fiftieth anniversary. The new Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD combines the classic appearance of a style icon together with electric, emissions-free technology.
The original Manta was launched over 50 years ago with a four-cylinder petrol engine.
The new model has a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 31 kWh, allowing an average range of around 200 kilometres. As with the production Opel Corsa-e and Opel Mokka-e, the Manta GSe can also recover braking energy and store it in the battery.
Regular charging takes place via a 9.0 kW on-board charger for single-phase and three-phase AC charging. This means it takes just under four hours to fully charge the Manta battery.
Opel says it reflects the ‘growing fan community that transforms classic cars like the Manta into so-called RestoMods with modern technologies and new design’.
Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller, says: “The Manta GSe impressively demonstrates the enthusiasm with which we build cars at Opel. It combines our great Opel tradition with today’s commitment to emissions-free mobility for a very desirable, sustainable future. Opel is already electric with many models – and now the legendary Manta is too.”
The interior of the new Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD features two integrated, driver-oriented, 12 and 10-inch widescreens show important information about the car such as charge status and range. Music comes via a Bluetooth box from the legendary amplifier brand Marshall.
By 2024, Opel and its sister brand Vauxhall will offer an electrified variant across their entire range.