General Motors South Africa announced that the new Opel ADAM S has arrived in Mzansi and only 50 units are available at a retail price of R330 000.
The ADAM S completes the ADAM line-up with the newcomer positioned to attract young buyers.
With 110kW and 220Nm from its turbocharged 1,4 litre Ecotec engine, and an unladen mass of 1 178 kilograms, the ADAM S delivers specific output exceeding 74 kW / litre.
The ADAM S is available in three distinctive ‘Twisted’ colour combos: Saturday White Fever, Shiny Rock and Red ‘n’ Roll. The first two have contrasting red roof and pillars, while the latter has a slate grey upper section.
The 18-inch ‘Propeller’ wheels have a distinctive five spoke design, with red brake callipers clearly visible. For the first time in an ADAM, the exhaust tip – in this instance a chromed, oval one – can be readily seen.
Its roof-coloured rear wing is the most obvious change and importantly, it adds 100 Newtons of rear downforce at speed. With the ADAM S capable of a meaningful 210 km/h, it certainly isn’t just for show.
A deeper front spoiler performs a similar role to the wing, adding downforce as speed increases to maintain the front/rear aerodynamic balance.
Side skirts control airflow under the car, helping the ADAM S hug the driver’s chosen line through sweeping bends.
The big wheels add gravitas by filling the wheel arches to capacity. Their lightweight design reduces unsprung weight and also improves throttle response by minimising inertia.
Under the skin the ADAM S boasts a stiffer front anti-roll bar and stiffer springs for improved driving dynamics. In addition Opel has upgraded the brakes to the same specification as the previous-generation Corsa OPC – this means front discs measuring 308mm in diameter, grabbed by callipers with increased pad area.
As part of Opel’s Complete Care package ADAM S comes with a standard five years or 120 000 kilometre warranty, roadside assistance, and 3 years or 60 000 kilometre service plan. The Opel ADAM S is available immediately with a price of R 330 000.00.