German aftermarket specialist Irmscher has taken the wraps off its latest addition to the Opel tuning lineup – the new Karl Race Edition.
Opel has envisioned the Karl as its base offering – even though the model is slightly larger than the three-door Opel Adam. The entry-level model is designed to fill at least in part the gap left by GM’s decision to pull out from Europe the cost effective Chevrolet brand. Anyways, those looking for some added flair without breaking the bank may refer to the all new Irmscher Opel Karl Race Edition. The sporty approach includes hood stripes, body side graphics, 16-inch Turbo Star alloy wheels with a classy and elegant white finish and the tuning firm has also fitted the model with velour floor mats featuring silver edging and “Race Edition” embroidery. The model is officially sold through the Opel Irmscher dealership network and the company has announced the limited series will only be available in around 100 units.
By the way, if you didn’t know, the Opel Karl has been introduced last year and is the European take on the Chevrolet / Holden Spark. There are styling similarities but the Opel Karl definitely looks the best out of the bunch and comes packing a 1.0-liter Ecotec three-cylinder petrol engine making out 74 horsepower and 70 pound-feet of torque. And the Karl is not going to break the bank either, as the regular, base version will go as low as 9,500 euros.