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Saturday, November 13, 2021

The beauty Geneve had never seen the light of the day

~Staycation in Suburb~ Interest in the beauty of a place will sometimes also lead to romance that hopes to be remembered forever. We think there are many such things that automotive manufacturers do in development and production. No wonder if then there're many motorized vehicles were born which were named according to the place somewhere that considered to inspire them.
Opel GT/W Geneve was a one-off experiment, a pretty fastback which was specially constructed for Opel’s stand at the 1975 Geneva Auto Show. (Picture from: 95Octane)
And the possibility of the beauty of Lake Geneva is what inspired Opel, one of the famous German automotive manufacturers when giving the name of one of its concept cars which was born in 1975. The car in question was the Opel GT/W Geneve, litterally it's a beautiful 2-seater concept car developed by the German manufacturer after they launched Opel GT back in 1965, and the car first seen at the 1975 Geneva Motor Show.
Opel GT/W Geneve is 2-seater sports car concept is designed to be powered by an rotary Wankel engine, that's why the car was later given the designation GT/W instead of the regular GT. (Picture from: 95Octane)
As qouted of 95Octane, uniquely this 2-seater sports car concept is designed to be powered by an rotary Wankel engine, that's why the car was later given the designation GT/W instead of the regular GT. But unfortunately before it could be entered into Opel's line production, General Motors as the counterpart stopped the Wankel engined sports car project and since then it stucked as the prototype only.
Opel GT/W Geneve was well received when debuted in Geneva although it was still a fiberglass bodied sports car rolling mockup(Picture from: 95Octane)
In appearance this car looks similar to its American cousin, the previously published Corvette Two-Rotor, designed in Warren Michigan but built in Italy by Pininfarina. However, this Opel GT/W Geneve has hidden headlights, which are most likely the result of variation designs made by Opel designers. At any rate, the car was well received when debuted in Geneva although it was still a fiberglass bodied sports car rolling mockup. 
Opel GT/W Geneve rolling prototype is powered by a mid-mounted Opel Diplomat's 5,354 cc V8 engine and is said to be capable of generating power of 230 horsepower, so it can take the car running to a top speed of about 145 mph(Picture from: LotusEspritTurbo)
Furthermore, as qouted of the AdrianFlux, the car seen here (the bright orange version) is powered by a mid-mounted Opel Diplomat's 5,354 cc V8 engine and is said to be capable of generating power of 230 horsepower, so it can take the car running to a top speed of about 145 mph.

Although only a concept vehicle that was never produced, the Opel GT/W Geneve has given us an overview of the efforts that have been made by this German car manufacturer to develop the Corvette with a touch of European style. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ADRIANFLUX | LOTUSESPRITTURBO | 95OCTANE ]
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