How can you have a sad day when the Opel Speedster exists?
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It’s Nürburgring 24 Hours weekend, which means that racing fans across the world are tuning in to watch an old Opel Manta with a foxtail dangling from its antenna with glee. In case you can’t get enough sweet Manta action there, here’s a reminder that classic Mantas are also good for hooning around.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to read or we’ll get really passive aggressive at you.
Today, General Motors sold its sad, middle-of-the-road European car brands Opel and Vauxhall to France’s sad, middle-of-the-road rival Peugeot-Citroën Group. One reason why is because GM’s Euro brands have been undesirable and unprofitable for decades. Another is Brexit.
Opel got a few things right.
Now, again, it’s rumored that General Motors may be selling its German division Opel to Europe’s last-standing collection of automotive fuckups, PSA Peugeot Citroën. This is not a surprise. General Motors spent nearly an entire century—no, I am not exaggerating—running Opel like a crazy person.
This, dear reader, is a 2018 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer. If you live in America there’s a good chance you don’t care what a new Opel wagon looks like because you assume you can’t buy one anyway. But you might be able to, soon! Because word on the street is this thing is the next Buick Regal wagon.
Do you have external genitals? Are you Danish? If so, Opel has been thinking about your junk an awful lot, and it’s concerned. It seems that a study found that Danish men have declining levels of testosterone, and Opel is afraid that may keep men from buying their new Astra Sports Tourer wagon. So, to fix everything,…