Opel will be unveiling a racing concept of its recently launched Adam minicar at the Geneva Motor Show slated next month. Built based on FIA R2 regulations, the Adam R2 concept’s final development and homologation are planned during 2013. The Adam R2 allows Opel to move further in its motorsport strategy by offering a top-class vehicle for international customer rallying that will be eligible to compete in every national championship in Europe.
The Adam R2 also inherits the attributes of the original Adam minicar -- stylish, elegant and attention-grabbing. The Adam R2 also dons a sporty look, thanks to special body components from the Opel OPC product line, quick release catches on the hood and tailgate, and the under-ride guards front and rear.
The Adam R2 is powered by a 1.6-litre ECOTEC 16V engine with variable camshaft phasing that produces up to 185 hp of output and up to 190 Nm of torque in its competitive configuration. The engine is paired with a Sadev sequential five-speed gearbox and a limited-slip differential with a multi-disc lock.
Adam R2’s chassis is set up to assure maximum traction and dynamic handling. The vehicle dons a braking system that features a hydraulic ‘fly-off’ handbrake, Brembo 4-piston front brake calipers and braking pressure regulation for the rear axle.
The cabin of the R2 carries all the features of a professional competition vehicle and many details are already part of the specification to be officially recognized this year by FIA, the world motorsport association.
Adam R2’s equipment includes an integrated safety structure, SPARCO Competition racing seats compatible with the HANS driver safety system, a cockpit with an LCD gear indicator and control light and MONIT trip computer. It also features a central control panel, a map reading light and an electric fire extinguisher.
The new Adam Rocks Concept allows Opel to explore new ways to enhance vehicle individualization. Measuring 3.7 meters in length, this new three-door, urban mini-crossover study boasts of muscular proportions, an open-air capability and aggressive design.
Opel created the Adam Rocks Concept for customers seeking for more personal freedom "off the beaten track." Taking inspiration from parkour athletes, the Adam Rocks Concept is provided with a higher and wider stance that greatly complements its compact yet dynamic looks. The new Adam Rocks Concept offers personal freedom through its cabrio appearance and a fabric roof that allows occupants to look at the sky above. If adverse weather is on the approach, a weather app could automatically close the roof.
Thanks to a number of innovative features, the Opel Adam is one of the best connected small cars on the market, as emphasized by the Adam Limited Edition that features Siri Eyes Free intelligent assistant. Highly compatible with the Adam’s IntelliLink infotainment system, Siri Eyes Free could perform certain function after receiving commands from drivers through the steering wheel-mounted button.
This feature -- compatible with iPhone with iOS 6 – allows drivers to drive more safely, as they don’t have to take their hands off the wheel just to perform certain tasks. Moreover, Siri features an Eyes Free mode that allows drivers to connect with their iPhone units through voice commands.