Should Opel make it to GT 6?

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 6' started by Flaco13, Jun 23, 2012.

?

Opel as a new Premium Manufacturer?

Poll closed Jul 23, 2012.
  1. Yes

    178 vote(s)
    77.1%
  2. No

    53 vote(s)
    22.9%
  1. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    I would like to know how others think about an implementation of Opel/Vauxhall.
    see link for info: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel

    Edit: I know, in GT6, there will be all the Opel and Vauxhall models from previous GT

    Speedster/ Speedster Turbo
    Vectra 3.2 V6
    Corsa 1.4 Comfort
    Tigra 1.6i
    Astra V8 DTM
    Calibra DTM

    But since that is a pretty poor representation compared to other brands the size, I am asking for NEW-to-the-series models!


    Opel has had its most successfull era in the early '70s. With Models like

    Diplomat [​IMG]

    Manta
    [​IMG]

    Commodore
    [​IMG]

    and Kadett
    [​IMG]

    In the late 80's and early 90's Opel rivaled the Golf II GTi with the

    Kadett GSi 16v
    [​IMG]

    And the second generation Manta led to hughe fan cult and controversy through Films like "Manta Manta" and "Manta the movie"

    Manta B i400
    [​IMG]

    The brand had struggeled with Quality problems due to a contra-productive austerity policy at that time, the damage to the Brands image this had cost is still notable today, while Opel is continously teaching the world otherwise, showing what it is capable of with the newest Models, wich are becoming the recognition (like, in Automotive-magazines) that the true affiliates never lost, through the years.

    Insignia OPC (with the Lotus Carlton)
    [​IMG]

    Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition

    [​IMG]

    and the all new Astra GTC OPC (winning in a magazine article comparision over the actual Scirocco R, source: AutoBild.de)[​IMG]

    Astra GTC OPC
    [​IMG]

    Please vote and comment, but don't violate AUP and debate nice and fair. Keep the hating to a minimum ;)

    Thanks in advance for participating

    Ps. Sorry for bad english, feel free to correct me :)

    have fun
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2013
  2. Furi

    Furi Premium

    Messages:
    44,046
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Opel or Vauxhall, yes!
     
  3. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    You don't have to be Opel fan to vote for 'yes', imagine the fun races online between new Astra and Scirocco/Golf
     
    Joerg likes this.
  4. georgetigra

    georgetigra

    Messages:
    430
    Location:
    Greece
    opel tigra ice car from gt2
    550hp
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    opel tigra 3000cc v6 MR!!!

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]






    Tigra GT/R
    [​IMG]
    Extremely sporting look and exceptionally high road performances are the things for the Opel Tigra GT/R study which was launched as a world premiere at the ESSEN-MOTOR-SHOW 1996.
    [​IMG]
    The prototype which is developed up to series production, demonstrates the high technical and design potential of STEINMETZ Opel-Tuning: Our engineers and designers created a very sporty version of the Opel Tigra 1,6 16V which doesn't only captivate with its exciting wide body but particularly with the implantation of a 2.0 litre 16V Ecotec engine which is powered up to 170 hp / 125 kW.

    [​IMG]
    Equipped like this the STEINMETZ Tigra GT/R took part in category lower cars at the "sport auto Tuner Grand Prix 1998". The automotive magazine "sport auto" wrote: "But it was no match for the perfectly prepared Opel Tigra GT/R by STEINMETZ.
    None of the competition came within reach of its lap time of 1.20,53 minute. With just 170 HP, optimum chassis set-up and the driving skills of Manfred Wollgarten, the sturdy STEINMETZ Tigra raced to an easy class win.
     
    nfdids and Harsk100 like this.
  5. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    If PD would premiumize (is that a word?) the Ice Race Tigra from GT2 this could be a great start, since they should have easy access to it.

    I doubt though that relatively unknown german Tuner like Steinmetz would make it to the game.

    But those Tigra's look awesome bro! :)
     
    Harsk100 and Joerg like this.
  6. cally-dave

    cally-dave

    Messages:
    1,000
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Without a shadow of a doubt, Opel/Vauxhall should be added to the NCD!

    Drifters would be able to use the tail happy Manta, Ascona, or the Kadett.
    Track day lovers would have fun in any of the above, or even the VXR/OPC range

    Opel and Vauxhall are a huge force to be reckoned with in Europe, against the likes of VW, and Ford, and their cars are improving year on year.

    I would also LOVE to see the classics, like the Astra mk3 GSi, Corsa B GSi, Nova (Corsa A) and the Calibra, Cavalier (Vectra A) and the Vectra B ST's. Some brilliant cars over the last 2 years, and plenty more to come!

    Would love to see the likes of Old Nail, and Baby Bertha reincarnated in GT too, absolute weapons on the track!
     
    Joerg likes this.
  7. JBanton

    JBanton

    Messages:
    2,116
    Location:
    England
    Bring in the Aussies first.
     
  8. analog

    analog

    Messages:
    6,804
    Location:
    Netherlands
    The Opel/Vauxhall situation might be slightly complicated with LHD/RHD cockpit view although apparantly there are RHD Japanese-market Opel models.
    If Opel and/or Vauxhall are added I unfortunately doubt we'll see any classic models though, since if they decide all models must be shared by both brands (only rebadged) there's the issue that they only started building the same rebadged versions since roughly the mid-eighties, before that they build slightly or completely different cars.
    I'd love an Insignia OPC/VXR but it wouldn't surprise me we got the Ampera and a similar Chevrolet Volt 'duplicate' if it's added at all.
     
    Joerg likes this.
  9. cally-dave

    cally-dave

    Messages:
    1,000
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    How could I forget a VXR8 Bathurst Edition!?!?

    And a maloo!!!!!
     
  10. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    No doubt the HSV vs. FPV rivalry is just as interesting, but since there is a Scirocco and Golf R the addition of the GTC OPC would make so much sense right now.

    I agree though a later Aussie Package with V8 Supercars and Road HSV and FPV versions plus classic muscle would be nice.

    But this is about Opel/Vauxhall ;)
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012
  11. Zona

    Zona Premium

    Messages:
    767
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    As long as they can be branded under vauxhall as well. I'd be happy with them coming to premium, always wanted to drive the Corsa Nurburgring edition.
     
    Joerg likes this.
  12. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    We all know PD don't hesitate to switch badges LOL.

    But idk, does a Vauxhall Corsa VXr exist as a Nürburgring Edition?
     
  13. georgetigra

    georgetigra

    Messages:
    430
    Location:
    Greece
    for me the awesome tigra is the 3.0L v6 MR concept my friend !!
     
  14. C-ZETA

    C-ZETA

    Messages:
    10,995
    Location:
    England
    Yep. Supposedly far better than the stock version. I would do with that...

    And of course, the Tigra Ice Race Car.
     
  15. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    Engine swap is highly demanded to be in GT. Thinking of the Vectra 3.2 V6 put that motor in the tigra trunk, there you'd have a Tigra V6 MR :). It would still be standard though
     
  16. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    One mistake they (PD) made was to put in Opels that where sold in Japan, otherwise we would have a Corsa GSi instead of this Comfort 1.4 joke aswell as an OPC version of the Vectra instead of the Grandpa Car 3.2 v6 already.

    If they would make both Brands into NCD i guess they just have to leave a classic Opel a unique car and not rebadge another none existing Vauxhall, like they did with the DTM cars, that was yet another mistake they did.

    I'd love an Ampera, the first electric/hybrid car in the game from europe.
     
  17. Samus

    Samus

    Messages:
    19,116
    Talk about jumping the gun. There is nothing to say that they will add a new car dealership for the Scion and even if they do it doesn't suddenly mean they're going to add a bunch of other manufacturers.
     
  18. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    I think we all know that. :) In the OP I wrote: "With the possible addition of Scion as a new brand in the NCD (New Car Dealership; hence Premium Cars), the hope for more Manufacturers to be added, is very high"

    Maybe you missed that ;)
     
  19. analog

    analog

    Messages:
    6,804
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Yeah, non-existent imaginary Vauxhall DTM cars wasn't their finest hour but if I have to nominate one classic Opel the most obvious candidate would be the GT (and not because of its name), even though personally I'd love a V8-engined Diplomat, a Commodore GS/E or even the first-generation Manta.

    [​IMG]

    There's so much wrong with this picture though.....
     
    Harsk100 likes this.
  20. Samus

    Samus

    Messages:
    19,116
    No I saw that but until anything is confirmed this is nothing more than a wishlist.
     
  21. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    ^^^ Oh man, how on earth could I forget about the GT??? thanks for putting the picture with it. I'm not going to edit OP its long enough... lol

    SimonK: of course it is a wishlist LOL, once again I think we all are very well aware of it! ???
    But hey, thank you for reminding. :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2012
  22. NFSCARBON1

    NFSCARBON1

    Messages:
    2,605
    Location:
    Wales
    If Vauxhall was added then hopefully the BTCC Astra and Vectra touring cars could be added. A Vectra TC was in GT2 I believe as an RM
     
  23. Spagetti69

    Spagetti69 Premium

    Messages:
    10,403
    I'd prefer them to add Porsche as a new dealer tbh.

    Can you add that to the poll?
     
  24. Zona

    Zona Premium

    Messages:
    767
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Porsche won't be coming to GT5 due to EA owning the Porsche License for video games.
     
  25. Furi

    Furi Premium

    Messages:
    44,046
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    That expired and went to ****a
     
  26. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    lol, no I'm sorry Spagetti69, this is ment to be about Opel/Vauxhall.

    @all: please don't get Off Topic with the Porsche issue, it is beeing discussed in a variety of threads on here, thank you
     
  27. georgetigra

    georgetigra

    Messages:
    430
    Location:
    Greece
    no my friend this is a factory concept tigra
    is mid machine with Rear-wheel drive!!
    :)
     
  28. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    I know, my friend, I was just trying to bring the engine swap story into play. :)

    Great progress on the poll so far, much better than I had expected. Thanks for showing some Opel/Vauxhall love. And thanks for (any) vote, you guys. Keep it coming.
     
  29. analog

    analog

    Messages:
    6,804
    Location:
    Netherlands
    To be honest, most mainstream brands included in GT5 have at least one model available in the NCD, there are only a few which are only available as Standard.
    Along with a quite a few American brands (some more relevant these days than others perhaps) there's Hyundai, Seat and Opel/Vauxhall and perhaps some I'm forgetting.
    Considering how big Opel/Vauxhall are in Europe I'm not surprised this is one of the brands first thought of which doesn't need a separate new license to be added.
    Scion is also already in the game as Standard, and I'm really wondering how the new Premium one will be added.
     
  30. Flaco13

    Flaco13

    Messages:
    1,505
    Location:
    Uruguay
    I'm not to sure they don't need a new license. I mean I have no idea how those contracts work but since most standards existed in GT4, yet for example manys are left out from GT3!!! my guess is they might aswell have to renew those contracts/licenses. Hope I'm wrong though.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2012