New Opel Corsa GS Line meets predecessor GSi Original in retro video
The Opel Corsa GS Line is making its premiere at the IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show. Its famous ancestor, the legendary Opel Corsa A GSi, also made its debut at the IAA – exactly 32 years ago.
GSi – the Opel abbreviation for "Grand Sport injection" (formerly GT/E) has stood for the particularly sporty models with the lightning flash emblem since the 1980s and means pure passion. The Kadett E GSi and Manta GSi were followed in 1988 by the athlete in the small car class, the Opel Corsa GSi. A car as dynamic as a motorcycle: ultra-compact, 820 kilogrammes light, with prominent wheel-arches, sports seats, 100hp and 188km/h fast.
Opel’s ambition has always been to make innovations and an engaging drive accessible for everyone – and the automaker has remained true to this commitment through the decades. The best example is the descendant of the Corsa A GSi – the new Corsa GS Line.
The origins of the new car's genes are obvious at first glance. Just like the 1980s GSi, the new Corsa GS Line features chili-red paint and a black roof, leaving no doubt that sportiness is the key.
By the end of production in 1993, more than 10,000 of the first-generation Corsa GSi had rolled off the assembly line. And with the Corsa B GSi, the successor was already in the starting blocks to continue the success story in the 1990s.
Nel 1993, alla fine della produzione, dalla linea di assemblaggio erano uscite più di 10.000 Corsa GSi della prima generazione. E la Corsa B GSi era già pronta ai blocchi di partenza per continuare il successo della vettura negli anni Novanta.
The new Corsa GS Line and the Corsa A GSi are the protagonists of a retro video dedicated to fans of sports models.