Stay Cool With These Ice Cold Opel Manta Drifts

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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.

The Manta didn’t get its reputation as the Camaro of Germany for nothing. As you can see here, it is an excellent vehicle for sliding around on a frozen lake. Get sideways, Manta folks.


Here’s an Opel Manta B GT/E with an embiggened 2.4-liter CIH engine going out for a rip on the ice. It is lovely. It is everything your Manta Manta-tinged hallucinations ever hoped for. It just needs a foxtail.

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