Opel Tech 1
|Opel Tech 1 Concept|
|Production||Concept car only|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Layout||Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive|
|Predecessor||1979 Opel Kadett D|
|Successor||1985 Opel Kadett E|
Opel Tech-1 Concept is a research vehicle and concept car of General Motors' German subsidiary Opel. It was exhibited on 1981 International Motor Show Germany (IAA) in Frankfurt. It is based on the 1979 Opel Kadett 4th generation "D" and its GM-T platform, called "T-Car", designed by Erhard Schnell.
The design targeted a peak of aerodynamics, and reached the drag coefficient of 0.235 cw, not least caused by the panoramic windshield. The face was a precessor of the 1986 Opel Omega, which is successor of Opel Rekord E. The hubcap design came in mass production.
All controls are push buttons. Only steering wheel, gear lever and foot controls were conventional.
- Opel: George Gallion about Opel Tech 1 (1981), YouTube, 11 December 2013
- Pictures of 1981 Opel Tech-1 Concept car at Autozeitung
- Antti Kautonen: Zukunftsmodelle – Opel Konzeptfahrzeuge, General Motors Suisse SA, retrieved 3 December 2016
- 1981 Opel Tech-1 Concept, Hooniverse, 5 September 2015
- Opels einstige IAA-Studien – Was ist bloß aus euch geworden?, kicker, 27 August 2013