Opel Racing Cup

January 7, 2013 at 9:08 am

Opel plans to return to big motor racing. To do this, the company’s engineers have prepared not only the modification of the track hatchback Astra OPC, but also built a racing compact model of CD Adam. The first official start of the racing is scheduled for the middle of the season 2013.

Opel Adam Motorsport

Opel Adam Motorsport Photo

It was declared that the motorsport has an important role in the strategic plans of the company – the attention to the “big race” can have a positive impact on the image of the Opel brand. Therefore, Opel thinking about creating their own cup can give it the opportunity to develop young sporting talent.

Opel Adam Motorsport

Opel Adam Motorsport Pic

Partner in the creation of the competition will be the German automobile club ADAC, and race cars – hatchback Adam. The rally version of “Adam”, will be equipped with 150-horsepower 1.6-liter turbo engine, and will meet the requirements of a class of FIA, and the winners of the racing cup, according to organizers, will be able to continue racing career at international level. Interestingly enough, according to the project plan for the development of sports then Adam would have to give way to a rally version of the new Corsa.

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