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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Here's the Opel Speedster as the Colani's thought it should be look like

~Maestro Works~ Today we would like to talk about the customization of a car based on the Opel Speedster which among automotive enthusiasts knows it as a cutie tiny sports car made by Opel between 2000 and 2005. Indeed, in standard conditions there is nothing special about this car.
The Colani Shark Speedster is built and designed by Luigi Colani in collaboration with a German auto design house of Reinhard Stahl. (Picture from: Autoweek.nl)
So on one occasion the famous designer Luigi Colani once criticized the design of the Opel Speedster, according to him it has too little of its own face. So then the maestro was interested in designing the car as he thought it should have looked. To realize the car design, Colani did not collaborate with the automaker but collaborated with a German auto design house of Reinhard Stahl.
The Colani Shark Speedster (on the right) posed along with its model donor the Opel Speedster (on the left). (Picture from: OpelGT)
See what happened after getting a touch of design from Luigi Colani, suddenly the face of the Opel Speedster changed completely, and the Colani Shark Speedster that's the customized result car name which then the car was introduced for the first time to the public at the 2002 Essen Motor Show.
The Colani Shark Speedster is intended to show the car as Colani thought it should have looked. (Picture from: OpelGT)
Judging from the design after got special touches from Luigi Colani, it clearly differs from the base model by featuring smooth, rounded and more sloping lines on the front resembled the 'shark' shape (perhaps this is why this custom car got its name) coupled with three rounded headlights. While at the rear, Luigi Colani also applies the smooth rounded lines similar to the front and replaces Opel's default taillights with three pairs of round lights.
The Colani Shark Speedster is clearly differs from the base model by featuring smooth, rounded and more sloping lines on the front resembled the 'shark' shape with three rounded headlights. (Picture from: OpelGT)
For the interior there is no change and remains the same as the based model. Likewise in the drivetrain, where this Colani Shark is powered by a 2.2 liter 16V engine which is also used by the Opel Speedster, and is capable of blowing power up to 147 horsepower. So the car's performance numbers also seems no different, with the acceleration capability from 0 to 100 kph done in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 217 kph.
The Colani Shark Speedster is doesn't seem many his typical 'Biodesign' lines that usually appeared extremely many in other Colani's automotive works. (Picture from: Facebook)
There is an interesting thing to note, when compared to other cars by Colani, it feels like the Colani Shark custom car design doesn't seem many his typical 'Biodesign' lines that usually appeared extremely many in other automotive works of him. And it could be said that the Shark is more acceptable than other Colani's car works.
It is not known what the Opel's reaction after seeing this Colani version, but the designer at that time ever planned to make a smaller series of cars. But so far it is not known how many of the Colani Shark have been produced. By the way, have you ever seen this kind of car on the streets this day? ***  [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OPELGT | LUIGI COLANI DESIGNS | WEIRDWHEELS | AUTOWEEK.NL | TOTALCAR.HU ]
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