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The 'ADAM S' is a close-to-production performance hatch with a 1.4-litre Turbo ECOTEC engine, sports-tuned suspension, OPC braking system, distinctive 'Red 'n Roll' styling and impeccably blends power with zestful, sharp-edged responses. 

The ADAM S made its public debut on the Opel stand at the 84th Geneva Motor Show alongside new ADAM models powered by the new-generation, three-cylinder 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo engine and the new crossover ADAM ROCKS.

The extended range on display showed how diverse and fun the ADAM family will look a year from now, when the ADAM S will top the ADAM family as a series production model. It will add muscle and punch to ADAM's outstanding attributes as the best-connected small car on the market, offering unrivalled individualisation opportunities. 

With 150hp and 220nm of torque on tap, the special new variant of the 1.4-litre Turbo ECOTEC unit in the ADAM S boasts a specific power output exceeding 100hp/litre.

It is a turbocharged, high performance engine, derived from the ADAM's existing four-cylinder, 1.4-litre unit that has been exclusively developed for the ADAM S.

It delivers 50 per cent more horsepower and 70 per cent more torque than its naturally-aspirated 1.4-litre sibling.

Combined with a six-speed manual gearbox, it propels the ADAM S to a top speed of 220km/h.

The 1.4 Turbo engine in the ADAM S includes dual cam phasing for continuously variable valve timing and a turbo-charger integrated within the exhaust manifold for reduced weight and compact packaging.

Numerous weight-saving features include a cast iron block with a hollow frame structure, hollow-cast camshafts and a plastic intake manifold.

Start/Stop technology is naturally fitted, and the engine already meets the future Euro 6 emission standards.

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