Opel Motorsport: New Lifestyle Car ADAM Bound for International Rallying

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    Opel Motorsport: New Lifestyle Car ADAM Bound for International Rallying

    New Lifestyle Car ADAM Bound for International Rallying
    Opel Media Online
    2013-02-04

    - Geneva world premiere of concept study in FIA-based R2 specification
    - ADAM is important part of Opel motorsport program
    - Development and homologation during 2013
    - Admissible for all national championships in Europe





    Geneva/Rüsselsheim. Opel returned to motorsport with the ADAM “Cup“ in November 2012. At the Geneva Motor Show the brand now presents another star in the firmament: a new concept study of the recently introduced ADAM lifestyle car, built based on FIA R2 regulations. Its final development and homologation are planned during 2013. With the ADAM R2, Opel takes another step in its new motorsport strategy by offering a top-class vehicle for international customer rallying which will be eligible for every national championship in Europe.

    Chic, classy, eye-catching: this applies to the ADAM in general, as well as its R2 rally variant. Special body components from the sporty Opel OPC product line, quick release catches on the hood and tailgate, as well as under-ride guards front and rear, emphasize the sporty format of this athletic asphalt and gravel specialist. Its unique shell also harbors pure high-tech.

    The ADAM R2 is powered by a 1.6-liter ECOTEC 16V engine with variable camshaft phasing that develops around 185 hp and maximum torque of about 190 Nm in its competitive configuration. Power is transmitted through a Sadev sequential five-speed gearbox and a limited-slip differential with a multi-disc lock. The chassis set-up, including asphalt and gravel settings, guarantees maximum traction and dynamic handling. Excellent deceleration 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.

    The R2’s cabin features all the attributes of a professional competition vehicle, and many details are already part of the specification to be homologated this year by FIA, the world motorsport association. Equipment includes: 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.

    The ultra-compact R2 is based on the new ADAM Cup variant. This already marks the first step in Opel’s new, European-focused program to promote customer rallying, which will enable talented young drivers to gradually progress to the pinnacle of European competition. From the 2013 season, up to 40 ADAM Cup vehicles will compete for brand trophies in Germany and France. In the German ADAC OPEL RALLYE CUP, the winner of a special “Rallye Junior” rating (for drivers up to 27 years of age) will advance into the R2 class, with special support in the next season from Opel and the ADAC.

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    Re: Opel Motorsport: New Lifestyle Car ADAM Bound for International Rallying

    Looks like a great car, Opel needs all the success it can get and Buick needs it in North America and China.

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    Re: Opel Motorsport: New Lifestyle Car ADAM Bound for International Rallying

    I think this car needs to be in NA. The issue will be adding the Buick face and making it look good.

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    Re: Opel Motorsport: New Lifestyle Car ADAM Bound for International Rallying

    Quote Originally Posted by spd98 View Post
    I think this car needs to be in NA. The issue will be adding the Buick face and making it look good.
    I would say ether just replace the Opel badge with Buick or sell it as an Opal and do not ruin the looks by "BUICKAFIENG" it

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    Re: Opel Motorsport: New Lifestyle Car ADAM Bound for International Rallying

    I think it needs the waterfall-ish grill in some way. I think BMW is great about making their grill recognizable but also having it flow into the design really well. Maybe Buick could do the same.

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