Opel ADAM heading for international rallying

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Opel ADAM R2
Following on from the ADAM Cup news, Opel has announced that its baby hatchback will also be venturing into international rallying, with the unveiling of its R2 rally concept happening in Geneva (March 7-17).

Based on the ADAM Cup car, the R2-spec machine wears an Opel OPC body program, along with a quick-release hood and tailgate, and front and rear under-ride guards. Moving inside, occupants enjoy the security of a full roll-cage, SPARCO Competition racing seats, a MONIT trip computer, LCD gear indicator, map reading light and electric fire extinguisher.

Propulsion comes courtesy of a 1.6-litre 16V ECOTEC engine, which sends 136 kW (185 hp) and 190 Nm of torque to the front wheels via a five-speed sequential gearbox and limited-slip differential, with chassis upgrades comprising of a suspension system with asphalt and gravel settings and a Brembo brake kit with four-piston calipers.

With development and homolagation nearing completion, Opel will be able to deliver the ADAM F2 to customers throughout Europe later this year, where it will be eligible for every national championship.

[Source: Opel]

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