Opel announced they will unveil a Rally version of the Adam city car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Built based on the Adam Cup model and to comply with FIA R2 regulations, the Adam rally car will be eligible for every national championship in Europe. It kinda reminds us of the original MINI rally car. Well, size-wise at least.
Being a microscopically small car, the Adam R2 doesn’t need big power to be fast. So it gets a 1.6-litre ECOTEC 16V engine developing 185 hp and maximum torque of about 190 Nm. The power is delivered in the most efficient way to the front wheels through a Sadev sequential five-speed gearbox and a limited-slip differential with a multi-disc lock.
Other high performance bits and bobs include a hydraulic ‘fly-off’ handbrake, Brembo 4-piston front brake calipers and braking pressure regulation for the rear axle. Come to think of it, all this stuff on a road-going Adam would make the world’s hottest city car!
FIA R2 regulations dictate that contenders should also pack a a number of safety features, so Lil’ Adam gets an integrated safety structure; SPARCO Competition racing seats compatible with the HANS driver safety system; 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.