Don't let the stolen lines of the Sting-Ray Concept or the suicide doors fool you. The Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept — the second non-Saturn Flextreme concept — isn't a performance sedan. It's an extended-range electric with beefed-up Chevrolet Volt guts.
The Chevy Volt will finally be going to market at the end of this year after what's become the most exhausting public development cycle in automotive history. But, it'll still be hampered by one thing: It's not particularly fetching. Frankly the Volt looks like every other drag-reducing egg-mobile — from the Prius and Insight to an extended-range electric egg like the Volt.
GM's invested a tremendous amount of money in the program and you better believe the T-shaped battery pack and motor-generator will go into other products to justify the cost, but just because it's whiz-bang tech doesn't mean the cars they go in shouldn't look good.
That's where the Flextreme GT/E concept comes in. It's packing a whole lot more eye candy than the Volt, with a sweeping roof line and an aggressive nose that reminds us of the not-C7-Corvette Stingray Concept. It's also wearing a variation of the new Opel Meriva's rear hinged rear doors for a bit more style. It's a bigger chassis but more importantly it's a heck of a lot more powerful with 273 lb-ft of torque versus the Volt's 173 lb-ft. The concept will debut at the Geneva Motor Show and knowing GM and the Volt program, hit the road sometime around 2025.