Opel, the renowned automotive manufacturer, has recently unveiled an electrifying creation set to redefine urban mobility and capture the imagination of adventure seekers. The Opel Rocks e-XTREME, born out of the “You design it, we build it” contest, showcases the incredible potential for customization on the compact electric vehicle platform.
Designed by Lukas Wenzhöfer, an aspiring design student, the Opel Rocks e-XTREME is a one-off concept that pushes the boundaries of what an electric vehicle can be. Inspired by rally-cross racing and off-road rigs, Wenzhöfer envisioned a car that would exude fun and excitement. The result is a visually striking vehicle that stands out from the crowd.
The Opel Rocks e-XTREME boasts a broader stance, thanks to its protruding wheels and double wishbone suspension setup. To enhance its rugged appeal, an exo-skeleton-style external cage with a roof rack has been added, featuring an oversized rear wing borrowed from Opel’s Vectra GTS V8 DTM touring race car. The front of the cage is equipped with off-road-style LED auxiliary lights, completing the car’s aggressive and adventurous look. Additionally, 3D-printed flared fenders provide ample space for the wider stance and add to the concept’s unique charm.
While the Opel Rocks e-XTREME is a one-of-a-kind concept and not intended for production, it demonstrates the versatility and adaptability of Opel’s compact EV platform. Whether it’s minor tweaks or full-scale transformations, the platform offers ample opportunities for customization, allowing individuals to create their own unique electric driving experience.
Rebecca Reinermann, Vice President of Marketing at Opel/Vauxhall, expressed her enthusiasm for the project, stating that Opel has taken a new path of interaction and communication by involving the Opel community in the building of a concept car. The result is the Rocks e-XTREME, a vehicle that embodies the spirit of collaboration and showcases the brand’s commitment to innovative and exciting mobility solutions.
With its unconventional design and locally emissions-free driving capabilities, the Opel Rocks Electric already offers a refreshing take on urban mobility. The Rocks e-XTREME takes these attributes to the extreme, delivering an all-terrain fun vehicle that amplifies the driving experience. Lukas Wenzhöfer’s design captures the essence of freedom and exhilaration, proving that electromobility can be both sensible and thrilling.
The Opel Rocks e-XTREME is a testament to Opel‘s dedication to pushing boundaries and embracing creativity. As the one-off concept car embarks on a tour, it is sure to captivate audiences with its “wow factor” and inspire a new wave of electric vehicle enthusiasts. Click here for more details.