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Antara GTC: Opel's Coup at the IAA

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September 13, 2005

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September 14, 2005 Opel unveiled a Gran Turismo Crossover concept at the IAA in Frankfurt yesterday. The Antara GTC (Gran Turismo Crossover) offers a distinctively sporty interpretation of the SUV and of the dynamic Opel design language. The Antara GTC features many innovative ideas in its interior and is powered by a 212 hp twin-turbo version of the 1.9 CDTI four-cylinder Opel engine, which ensures outstanding performance. Computer simulations show a top speed of over 210 km/h and acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in around eight seconds in combination with the six-speed automatic transmission.

The concept car was unveiled for the first time at the "GM Premiere Night" in the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt in the presence of General Motors' top management.

The Antara GTC features many innovative ideas in its interior and is powered by a 212 hp twin-turbo version of the 1.9 CDTI four-cylinder Opel engine, which ensures outstanding performance.

Computer simulations show a top speed of over 210 km/h and acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in around eight seconds in combination with the six-speed automatic transmission.

In addition to the Antara GTC, Opel presented four other world premieres at IAA: the dynamic Astra TwinTop cabrio-coupe, the new editions of the Vectra and Signum, the Vectra OPC as well as the Zafira 1.6 CNG with particularly economical and environmentally compatible natural gas propulsion.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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