Opel Adam OPC under consideration - report

Vauxhall Adam
Vauxhall Adam

Could have up to 192 HP (141 kW)

According to a recent report, Opel and Vauxhall are considering OPC and VXR variants of the Adam.

Envisioned to battle the Fiat 500 Abarth, the model would likely be equipped with an aggressive body kit, a sport-tuned suspension and a revised interior.

Power could be provided by a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that develops 192 HP (141 kW) and 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) of torque. Chief engineer Dieter Metz hinted at this possibility by mentioning "The [Adam's] chassis can handle the power up to a current Corsa VXR."

Regardless of whether or not variants get approved for production, Metz revealed the city car will be offered with a new turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine. He also confirmed to Piston Heads one variant will develop less than 100 HP (74 kW) while another will develop more than 100 HP (74 kW).

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JonathanIppoli1 JonathanIppoli1
This is great now all they have to do is stick a buick badge on this car .
Nov 11th, 2012 6:56am
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alihijazi alihijazi
it will be just a way to remind drivers of the 1991 Kadett GSI ...wooo
Nov 8th, 2012 7:46pm
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Madness Madness
Do it!!!!
Nov 8th, 2012 2:04pm
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tumbo tumbo
Audi A1 anybody?
Nov 8th, 2012 8:32am
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The current range of engines is uninspiring and this is no Agila. The Adam is supposed to be sporty and fun so Opel better fit some stronger engines in the package.
Nov 8th, 2012 7:25am
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@£18,000 for the current top spec, this is going to be quite expensive. Not sure how it can go up against the Abarth at that price, though it should be faster.
Nov 8th, 2012 12:13am
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