Vauxhall launches rally car Adam

Vauxhall plans to launch the tiny Adam city car, on sale in the UK from January at Perrys Vauxhall dealerships, as a rally car for its own ‘Adam Cup’ competition for younger drivers.

Although the car, which is decked out in racing livery and fitted with a lightweight roll-cage, will not go on sale, it highlights the versatility of the premium hatchback.

The car will compete in FIA R2 standard races in a rally cup version including a 24-hour race around the infamous Nurburgring at the end of the season.

It has been launched to support the launch of the road-going Vauxhall Adam, which will go on sale priced from £11,255 for entry-level models.

The customisable Vauxhall Adam will be available in three trim levels; Jam, Slam and Glam and three petrol engines.

These include a 69bhp 1.2-litre and a 1.4-litre in 86bhp and 99bhp variations. All engines come with stop-start technology to reduce fuel economy and CO2 emissions in the smallest engine are enough to qualify for free UK road tax.

Designed as a rival to the premium Fiat 500, the Vauxhall Adam comes with a host of options including contrasting roof colour, interior trims and even LED lights in the roof lining to create a starlight effect.

Vauxhall has also hinted a convertible and hot hatch version could be launched to complement the range, perhaps even using technology from the new rally versions set to be used this year.

The Vauxhall Adam is available to order now from Perrys Vauxhall dealerships.