Opel Reveals Adam S "Pocket Rocket" in Geneva, Has 150 HP of Abarth Fighting Power

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With a sporty design and large alloy wheels, it's not hard to imagine the little Opel Adam as a hot hatch. However, while the smallest car produced by the German automaker has plenty to show, the same can't be said about the engines it comes with… until now.
Previewed by the test prototypes we've been following for a year now, Opel has today revealed the new "top-of-the-line performance star of the ADAM range". Unfortunetely, the name is not going to spark terror in the hearts of its opponents, any Opel Performance Center (OPC ) product. It's simply called the Adam S and while it wasn't allowed to wear the OPC badge, it does at list come with plenty of power for its size and OPC components for the braking system.

Just like we thought it would, the Adam S packs a 1.4-liter turbo engine from the Ecotec family, meaning it's similar to the one fitted to the Mokka and Astra. The Adam already had a 1.4-liter aspirated unit under its bonnet, but this new one has 50% more power and 70% more torque. The complete numbers for the Adam S have yet to be revealed, but we can tell you it has 150 PS and 220 Nm of torque. 0 to 100 km/h is still unknown, but should be somewhere near 8 seconds, while the top speed is a very impressive 220 km/h.

The closest rival to the go-fast Adam is the Fiat 500 Abarth, which with the esseesse pack delivers 160 hp. Unfortunetely, Opel is not ready to put its pocket rocket into production, so the all-important pricing information is not avaialbe.

The Adam S also differs from its less powerful brothers and sisters through the 18-inch wheels it comes with, wrapped in 225/35 R18 tires, the huge 16-inch brakes with red calipers and the reworked suspension.

Just like its future main rival, the Fiat 500 Abarth, the Adam S looks very good in red and comes with its own color themes. This particular combo is brand new. Called Red 'n' Roll, it combines an anthracite grey roof enhanced with new trim for the grille and mirror caps with a carbon look.

Again just like the Abarth, the cabin features front Recaro Performance seats, trimmed in Morrocan and leather, which are unique to this car. There's also privacy glass, a nicely trimmed leather steering wheel and gear stick plus an infotainment system that's compatible with the latest smartphones.
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