Opel Manta GSe: modern face of electric restomod revealed

Published: 20 April 2021

► Opel's Manta coupe goes electric
► New restomod turns sports car into EV
► Manta GSe 'ElektroMOD' features Vizor panel

Opel, Vauxhall’s twin brand in Europe, has thrown a real curveball. In order to promote its growing electrification, it’s restomodding a Manta with an electric powertrain. These latest images show the new face of the modified version.

New powertrain, new name. The new electric Manta GSe ElektroMOD name is a nod not only to the e-power underneath the classic bodywork, but also to the Opel Elektro GT – a version of the low-volume sports car that set speed records for electric cars in the 1970s.

Opel Manta GSe front

The car features the new Vizor design cue at the front. The Vizor is a single black panel that houses the headlights and badge, and is capable of being used for autonomous radar tech. The first models to feature it are the new Mokka and facelifted Crossland.

Opel says the Manta GSe will have a ‘fully digital cockpit’, perhaps similar to the twin-screen layout in the new Mokka.

We’ll update this story when we find out more.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches