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ADAM S to be revealed at Paris Motor Show

ADAM S to be revealed at Paris Motor Show

Vauxhall is set to premier the top-of-the-range ADAM S at next month's 2014 Paris Motor Show before orders open in January 2015.

Previewed at the Geneva Motor Show, the ADAM S features slick design and a spirited 1.4-litre turbo powertrain. It also gets a specially tuned chassis and a VXR braking system.

The ADAM S boasts 148bhp and 220Nm of torque from its 1.4-litre Turbo ECOTEC engine. It is derived from the ADAM's existing engine and has been exclusively developed for the ADAM S.

The turbocharged engine delivers 50 per cent more power and 70 per cent more torque than its naturally-aspirated version. 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.

ADAM S's 1.4-litre Turbo engine is fitted with Start/Stop technology and the engine already meets Euro 6 emission standards.

Numerous weight-saving features include a cast iron block with a hollow frame structure, hollow-cast camshafts and a plastic intake manifold. However, the ADAM S is still able to achieve 44.1mpg combined and emits 149g/km CO2.

The ADAM S also features large VXR S brakes, custom-made for the various wheel sizes, 17-inch or optional 18-inch alloys, ensuring excellent stopping power.

The front lip spoiler, side sill moldings and an extended rear bumper cut-out with a visible, bold exhaust tailpipe make the body work appear more muscular then a standard ADAM. A total of 10 body paint choices and four further roof combinations are available with the Red n' Roll roof design reserved exclusively for ADAM S customers. The distinctive rear spoiler above the rear window and the special ADAM S logo on the C pillars complete the look.

Inside the vehicle, the driver and front passenger can choose between four seat arrangements, three of which are exclusively available for this ADAM variant, including the Recaro Performance seats in Morrocana or nappa leather. The interior reflects the Red n' Roll design in many ways, with the optional leather package including black and red steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake in leather or the red and white lighting for the instrument panels and doors.

The ADAM S has a tinted, LED daytime running and rear tail lights, electronic climate control and sophisticated IntelliLink system that offers state-of-the-art connectivity and apps. This system is fully compatible with latest smartphones using both ANDROID and Apple iOS. It provides USB and Bluetooth connectivity, audio streaming, seven speakers and a 7-inch high-definition colour touch-screen.

by: Rebecca Chaplin