Rory Harvey told Autocar: “The ability to invest in a niche product has to be driven by a business case, and currently that’s less likely.”
The Vauxhall boss - who has been in the job for less than six months - cited the increasing globalisation of the industry as another hurdle in incubating the sort of project which resulted in a rebodied Lotus’s Elise wearing a Griffin badge, as the VX220 did.
Nevertheless, Harvey declared himself a fan of the concept, which could prospectively see a rear-drive coupé introduced to the Vauxhall line-up.
“I would love to see the GT built, but you do have to look at the reality,” he said.
Vauxhall’s confidence has been buoyed by reaction to the retro-cool of the concept, not to mention the Vauxhall Astra’s very recent triumph in European Car of the Year.