Back in 1990, Opel
introduced a sleek new front-wheel-drive Vectra-based coupe called the Calibra
to replace the old Manta. The Calibra was popular in Europe through most of the decade and formed the basis for Opel's DTM efforts in the early to mid '90s before fading into the sunset. In the last few years, Opel and Vauxhaul have offered the now discontinued RWD Holden
Monaro coupe and now they are looking for a replacement, which may end up being a new Calibra.
Last March at the Geneva Motor Show
, Opel showed off the GTC concept coupe
that revealed the design direction for the next generation Vectra. The GTC proved to be so popular that Opel is now looking at adding a production version of the coupe to European dealerships
. A range of four- and six-cylinder gas and diesel
engines will provide efficiency and decent performance for the new Calibra, which may be on sale by the end of the decade.