2014 Geneva Motor Show: Opel Adam S Concept is a red pocket rocket

Article by Christian A., on March 3, 2014

Adam Rocks is not the only vehicle that Opel will unveil at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, as the German carmaker owned by General Motors will also bring the sporty Adam S Concept. As expected, this is sporty Adam S Concept previews a possible OPC version of the Adam city car and as you can see from the photos, it comes with new body kit consisting of a front lip spoiler, side sills, an extended rear bumper cut-out with a visible exhaust tailpipe.

Moreover, the red paint is mated with an anthracite grey roof enhanced by a special rear spoiler.

The grille brand bar and the door mirror caps feature a sporty carbon-look. Inside, we find Recaro Performance seats in Morrocana and leather, a red leather-trimmed steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake, distinctive red and white flashes on the instrument and door panels.

Adam S Concept features an infotainment system fully compatible with the latest smartphones using Android and Apple iOS, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, audio streaming, seven speaker and a 7-inch high-definition colour touch-screen. Opel’s smart IntelliLink system also provides navigation by the BringGo app, as well as the Stitcher and TuneIn apps.

The big surprise is found under the hood, where the pocket rocket offers a 1.4-liter Turbo ECOTEC that delivers 150 hp (110 kW) and 220 Nm of torque.

Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the Adam S Concept has a top speed of 220 km/h or 137 mph. Power is delivered to the road via the 18-inch wheels wrapped in 225/35 R 18 tires. Behind these wheels, there is a new braking system consisting of OPC performance 'S' Red Brakes including 16-inch front and 15-inch rear discs featuring red-painted calipers.

Exterior Design

The new Adam S is given a crisp design that well conveys the power of its core. Its dynamic nature is exposed by details like its front lip spoiler and side sill moldings as well as a bold exhaust tailpipe and an extended rear bumper cut-out. The new Adam S also generates more downforce thanks to the rear spoiler. To clearly distinguish this model from the rest, a special ADAM S logo can be found on the C pillars.

Customers could choose from 10 exterior body finishes and four further roof combinations. The ,Red ʼn' Roll' roof design is exclusive only for Adam S customers. Customers may also opt to give the roof and the body a set of extra special "S" graphics.

Interior Design

Meanwhile, the interior of the new Adam S could be specified with any of the four seat arrangements, three of which are exclusive for this model. These exclusive arrangements include the Recaro Performance seats in Morrocana or nappa leather.

The ‚Red ʼn' Roll' exterior design of the Adam S is also presented inside through the optional leather package that includes: black-and-red steering wheel, leather handbrake and gear knob as well as the red-and-white illumination for the doors and the instrument panels. This package also includes the key in the grey-black-red Adam S design and the special ADAM S floor mats. The headliner could also be specified in optional checkered flag design.

Technology-wise, the new Adam S employs light emitting diode units for the daytime running and tail lights. The new Adam S also features electronic climate control and is equipped with Opel's IntelliLink infotainment system that is fully compatible with the latest Android- or iOS-powered smartphones. This infotainment system – with a seven-inch HD color touch-screen and seven speakers – provides audio streaming as well as USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

The IntelliLink system also provides navigation through the BringGo, Stitcher and TuneIn apps. Since iOS-powered devices could be fully integrated into the IntelliLink system, functions like the Siri Eyes Free voice control could be used with ease.

Press Release

S for Sports Star: New Opel ADAM S Debuts at Paris Motor Show

The new sports star of the ADAM family is called ADAM S. It will mark the top of the range of the colorful ADAM portfolio and will show what it has to offer at the „Mondial de l'Automobile 2014" in Paris from October 4 to 19. A study version of the ADAM S was presented at the Geneva Motor Show last spring and now the decision has been taken to produce the sporty ADAM. The ADAM S will be available for order from Novemeber produced from 2015. Slick design, a spirited powertrain and naturally numerous individualization possibilities characterize the latest ADAM. Drivers who like a somewhat sportier drive can find a 110 kW/150 hp, 1.4-liter Turbo ECOTEC unit under the hood. In addition, a specially tuned chassis and the OPC braking system ensure that the pocket rocket stays on the road even at high speeds. The ADAM S' sporting pedigree is plain to see – the designers have given it a slick styling both on the in and outside. The racy small car completes the ADAM model range with the crossover ADAM ROCKS having already been introduced. With the ADAM S, Opel have once again shown how versatile the ADAM family is, always according to the principle: individual, exciting and strong. The ADAM S will give the best connected small car and individualization champion another dimension with its performance.

Turbocharged pocket rocket

With 110 kW/150 hp and 220 Nm of torque on tap, the special new version of the 1.4-liter Turbo ECOTEC unit in the ADAM S boasts a specific power output exceeding 100 hp/liter. It delivers 50 percent more horsepower and 70 percent more torque than its naturally-aspirated 1.4-liter stable-mate. Combined to a six-speed manual gearbox, the new turbocharged engine impresses with outstanding responsiveness and a torque plateau that suits a spirited style of driving, making curvy roads the ideal terrain for the little sports star. The ADAM S accelerates from 0 to 100 in only 8.5 seconds. Top speeds of well over 200 km/h are possible with the engine.

ADAM S's 1.4 Turbo engine is naturally fitted with Start/Stop technology and the engine already meets the future Euro 6 emission standards. The dual cam phasing for continuously variable valve timing and a turbocharger integrated within the exhaust manifold for reduced weight and compact packaging. Numerous weight-saving features include a cast iron block with a hollow frame structure, hollow-cast camshafts and a plastic intake manifold. In this arrangement the sportsman of the ADAM family makes do with a mere 6.4 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers.

The sporty driving characteristics are enhanced by the specially tuned performance chassis, developed especially for the ADAM S, and direct, sharp performance steering. But the pocket rocket can also handle itself in case of an emergency – large OPC S brakes, custom-made for the various wheel sizes, ensure excellent braking characteristics. The 18-inch wheels with propeller-design rims are fitted with 225/35 R 18 tires and the red brake calipers can be seen. Alternatively, 17-inch wheels are available.

Sportsman at first sight: captivating ‚Red 'n' Roll' design

The crisp design of the ADAM S leaves no doubt what it has under the hood either. The front lip spoiler, side sill moldings and an extended rear bumper cut-out with a visible, bold exhaust tailpipe characterize the bodywork or the muscular sportsman. A total of ten body paint choices and four further roof combinations are available with the ‚Red ʼn' Roll' roof design reserved exclusively for ADAM S customers. The rear spoiler, which creates sufficient downforce, and the special ADAM S logo on the C pillars complete the look. Those who want an even more impressive entry can individualize the roof and bodywork with additional special "S" graphics.

Inside the vehicle, the driver and front passenger can choose between four different seat arrangements, three of which are exclusively available for this ADAM variant, including the Recaro Performance seats in Morrocana or nappa leather. The interior reflects the ‚Red ʼn' Roll' design in many ways, for example with the optional leather package including black and red steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake in leather or the red and white lighting for the instrument panels and doors. This is all rounded off by small details such as special ADAM S floor mats or the key in the grey-black-red ADAM S design. The optional checkered flag headliner design creates additional racing flair.

Furthermore, the ADAM S has LED daytime running and rear tail lights, electronic climate control and Opel's award-winning, sophisticated IntelliLink system that offers state-of-the-art connectivity and apps. This infotainment system is fully compatible with latest smartphones using both ANDROID and Apple iOS. It provides USB and Bluetooth connectivity, audio streaming, seven speakers and a 7-inch high-definition color touch-screen. Opel's smart IntelliLink system also provides navigation by the BringGo app, as well as the Stitcher and TuneIn apps. The integration of Apple iOS devices into the system enables use of the SIRI EYES FREE voice control function. It's safe and easy-to-use technology which makes ADAM the best connected small car on the market.

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