We’re used to seeing the OPC badge on range-topping Opel – the performance development hub of the German brand, but the latest sport-orientated model comes in the form of the Opel Adam S Concept, a new German pocket-rocket.
The Opel Adam S Concept debuts in Geneva today, and forms the top of the Adam range – still under consideration for South African market. The Adam S is a sportier take on the Adam super-mini, complete with roof spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels, sport tuned suspension, and OPC braking systems.
Powering the Adam S is a 1.4-litre Turbo ECOTEC engine, developing 110kW and 220Nm which drives the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. Acceleration figures have not yet been released, but a top speed of 220km/h is claimed. The Adam S also features a sport tuned chassis and steering system to accommodate the power. Stopping the Adam S are 16-inch front and 15-inch rear brake discs with red, S-branded OPC brake calipers housed within 18-inch alloys wearing 225/35 R18 tyres.
The Adam S features a new design theme, touted as Red ‘n’ Roll. This design is comprised of red body paint, an anthracite grey roof, a rear roof spoiler, carbon-look front brand-bar and door mirrors. A special front lip spoiler, side sill mouldings, and a new exhaust tailpipe finish off the S livery.
Internally, the cabin features front Recaro performance seats, as well as leather trim, a read leather steering wheel, gearshift, and handbrake, and ref and white highlights around the interior. The instrument panel features the S moniker and red needles.
Features on the Adam S include rear privacy glass, LED daytime running lamps, climate control, IntelliLink infotainment system, USB and Bluetooth integration, a 7-inch high-def touch screen, navigation, and voice controls.
The Opel Adam S on display in Geneva is said to be near production ready. We doubt it will be rebranded as an OPC for production, but we can’t help but wonder if Opel aren’t leaving a door open for a 132kW OPC version of the Adam?