Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Opel Adam Rallye R2 image

Following Opel’s official return to motorsport with the ADAM “Cup” in November 2012, the carmaker now presents at this year’s Geneva Motor Show a new Rallye Cup variant of its small lifestyle car, the Adam Rallye R2.

Built based on FIA R2 regulations, the little racer has special body components from the sporty Opel OPC product line and quick-release catches on the hood and tailgate, as well as under-ride guards front and rear.

The ADAM R2 is powered by a 1.6-liter ECOTEC 16V engine with variable camshaft phasing that develops around 136 kW/185 hp and maximum torque of about 190 Nm in its competitive configuration. The adjustable chassis set-up with asphalt and gravel settings guarantees maximum traction and dynamic handling, while stopping power is provided by a braking system with a hydraulic ‘fly-off’ handbrake, Brembo 4-piston front brake calipers and braking pressure regulation for the rear axle.

On the inside, the R2 features all the attributes of a professional competition vehicle. Equipment includes an integrated safety structure, HANS-compatible SPARCO Competition racing seats, a cockpit with an LCD gear indicator, control light and MONIT trip computer, a central control panel, a map reading light and an electric fire extinguisher. After its homologation, the ADAM R2 will be a top-class vehicle for international customer rallyeing, eligible for every national championship in Europe.

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