Fans of the Vauxhall Astra Sports Hatch in Europe can now get a special GTC edition with a "panoramic windscreen" that extends the top of the car's windshield back into the roof past the driver's head. It looks like it would be a blast to experience on whlie cruising the open, if not incredibly unsettling at first. GM Europe says the glass is a special heat absorbing variety and that a blind can be pulled forward if the driver and passenger want to hide from the sun.

Only 500 Astra GTCs will be produced and they'll cost customers a cool £15,995 ($29,553), which happens to be £5 less than the standard Astra Sports Hatch. Vauxhall even throws in 18-inch alloys, AC, sports seats, ESP, a trip computer and fog lights. What a deal! After the GTC model is sold out, people who require a panoramic view of the horizon can have this unique roof treatment as a £850 option ($1,570 USD).

[Source: Autocar]