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New Vauxhall Adam S unveiled


Vauxhall's top-of-the-range Adam S made its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, yesterday.

Previewed at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the Adam S features a new sleek design with a 1.4-litre turbocharged ECOTEC engine, producing 148bhp – it also gets a new performance chassis and the braking system from the Vauxhall Astra VXR.

It delivers 50 per cent more power and 70 per cent more torque than its naturally-aspirated 1.4-litre stable-mate. Combined with a six-speed manual gearbox, it propels the ADAM S from 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds and to a top speed of 124mph.

It’s power is supported by a new performance chassis, developed especially for the Adam S, and large VXR sport brakes – custom-made for its standard 17-inch or optional 18-inch alloys.

Red 'n‘ Roll-design and IntelliLink connectivity

Exterior updates include front lip spoiler, side sill moldings, rear spoiler and an extended rear bumper cut-out with a visible, bold exhaust tailpipe.

A total of ten body paint choices and four further roof combinations are available with the Red 'n‘Roll roof design reserved exclusively for Adam S customers.

Features include LED daytime running and rear tail lights, electronic climate control, IntelliLink system – providing USB and Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation, audio streaming, seven speakers and a 7-inch high-definition colour touch-screen.

The integration of Apple iOS devices into the system enables use of the Siri eyes free voice control function.

Orders will open for the Adam S in January, next year.

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  • ICEAGE - 04/10/2014 13:59

    Does anyone know if this model, unlike the others, is safe to drive or is it also included in the Safety recall?