In Geneva, Opel has made their comeback in Motorsport with ADAM Rally Cup variant last year in November. Now to keep the strong vision of Motorsport participation, Opel is coming with a Motorsport car which is based on the concept of recently showcased, ADAM lifestyle car which has in-built support for the FIA R2 regulations, is known as ADAM R2, is making its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March. By this car Opel will further extend its full-fledged support by providing a class-leading car to every international customer rallying which will be eligible for every national championship in Europe.
Opel has given ADAM R2 a attractive sporty looks. It is specially designed for pure athletic performance and in its powertrain, ADAM R2 is loaded with 1.6 Litre ECOTEC 16V Engine with variable camshaft phasing, which makes it capable of producing a horsepower around 185 and top torque of about 190 Nm, transmitted through a Sadev sequential 5-speed gearbox and a limited-slip differential with a multi-disc lock. Braking system with a hydraulic ‘fly-off’ handbrake, Brembo 4-piston front brake calipers and braking pressure regulation for the rear axle. To follow the FIA R2 regulation, the R2 cabin includes an electric fire extinguisher, integrated safety structure cockpit with an LCD gear indicator control light, a map reading light, MONIT trip computer a central control panel and competition racing seats compatible with the HANS driver safety system SPARCO.
Through Opel ADAM R2, the European program to promote customer rallying will be boosted and make talented young drivers to steadily proceed to the highest level of European Challenge. In the current year season, up to 40 ADAM Cup cars will rally for brand trophies in Germany and France.
Technical Specification of Opel ADAM Rally Cup Variant:
|Engine||1.6-l ECOTEC 16V, variable camshaft phasing, BOSCH Motorsport engine control module|
|Power output||185 hp (approx.) at 7,750 rpm|
|Torque||190 Nm (approx.) at 6,200 rpm|
|Transmission||Sequential Sadev five-speed gearbox, limited-slip differential|
|Chassis||REIGER racing suspension, 3-way adjustable, McPherson suspension struts with Uniball mounts, asphalt and gravel specification|
|Steering||Electro-hydraulic power steering|
|Wheels||EVO Corse aluminum, 6.5 x 16-inch (asphalt), 6 x 15 (gravel)|
|Braking system||Hydraulic ‘fly-off’ handbrake, pressure regulation for rear axle, Brembo 4-piston front brake calipers|
|Brake discs||310 mm ventilated (asphalt, front), 278 mm ventilated (gravel, front), 264 mm (asphalt and gravel, rear)|
|Bodywork||Lightweight shell, integrated safety structure, under-ride guard for engine and fuel tank;
Interior: SPARCO Competition seats (HANS system-compatible), electric fire extinguisher, dry battery
Exterior: ‘OPC Line’ bodywork components, quick release catches on hood and tailgate, towing loops
|Electronics||Motorsport display, LCD gear and shift indicator, MONIT trip computer, central control panel, map-reading lamp|
|Dimensions||Length: 3,698 mm, width: 1,720 mm, (adjustable) height: 1,442 mm (asphalt configuration), wheelbase: 2,310 mm, weight: 1,030 kg|
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