Opel at the Essen Motor Show
- Essen head-turner: Public premiere for ADAM R2 rallye car
- Sport for the road: Public debuts for Astra GTC and Corsa OPC in motorsport guise
- Trendsetter: Monza Concept showcases future Opel technologies and design
- At the limit: Top athlete Insignia OPC and adventurer Insignia Country Tourer
- Best connectivity: ADAM Black Link special edition with IntelliLink and Siri Eyes Free
- First hand experiences: Opel partners from football and motorsports on site
|New Opel ADAM R2 - Rallye car|
In 2014, Opel will be racing full speed ahead into its second season of motorsport activities. Visual proof of this at the Essen Motor Show (Nov 30 – Dec 8) is the premiere of the Rallye ADAM R2, together with the Astra GTC and the Corsa OPC in typical motorsport guises. Another attention-grabbing highlight on the Opel stand (A120 in Hall 3.0) is the visionary Monza Concept.
|Opel Monza Concept|
In addition, fans can see their sports idols up close as many Opel partners from the world of soccer and motorsport will be appearing on the Opel stand. At the interview followed by an hour’s signing of autographs, the goal scorers from Fortuna Düsseldorf (30.11., 14-15.00), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (1.12, 14-15.00) and Borussia Dortmund (08.12, 13-14.00) are ready to answer the questions that come their way. Already on several days, Joachim “Jockel” Winkelhock together with the successful young ADAM-Rallye-pilot Marijan Griebel and Fabian Kreim tell of the exciting atmosphere in the cockpit (30.11, 11-12 and 15-16 hours; 1.12, 11-12 and 15-16 hours.) Visitors of the Essen Motor Show will be able to meet the two high flyers on site also on the 7.12 from 11-12 and from 14-15 hours.
On track and on road: ADAM R2, Astra GTC and Corsa OPC in motorsport guise
|New Opel ADAM R2|
Opel’s comeback to motorsport created lots of excitement among fans and media alike during the 2013 season. The launch of the ADAC Opel Rallye Cup, with 24 identical ADAM Cup cars, attracted numerous followers, as did the Astra OPC Cup on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife within the framework of the VLN Endurance Championship. With the arrival of the ADAM R2 Rallye car, carrying Opel’s signature yellow-black-white colors, the brand now makes its next big splash in motorsport. This small but swift powerhouse, with about 190 hp on tap, makes its public debut in Essen and will appear on the national and European rallying stage from the beginning of next year.
|Opel Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition in special motorsport trim|
Opel Astra GTC and Opel Corsa OPC in special motorsport trim are now ready to go into series production. They bring sporty performance onto the road. The Astra GTC in motorsport guise, for example, features a 1.6 liter ECOTEC SIDI (Direct Injection) Turbo engine from Opel’s new powertrain generation which delivers 147 kW/200 hp and 280 Nm maximum torque, while the Corsa OPC Nürburgring Edition packs a 155 kW/210 hp engine, also with 280 Nm maximum torque. Show visitors will be left in no doubt about the level of power under the hood of these cars: they share cool, racing car looks, with an all-white exterior emblazoned by crisp yellow-black-grey motorsport decals. The Corsa OPC with motorsport package is already available to order at its premiere at Essen, while its Astra GTC counterpart will follow next spring.
|Opel Astra GTC 1.6 SIDI Turbo (147 kW/200 hp) in motorsport guise|
Opel Monza Concept: Infotainment and connectivity for tomorrow
|Opel Monza Concept - unique LED projection technology|
|New Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer|
|New Opel Insignia Country Tourer 4x4|
|Opel Astra Sports Tourer BiTurbo CDTI|
|Opel Cascada - Mid-size convertible|
|Opel Cascada - Elegant four-seat convertible|
Compact SUV Opel Mokka: Impressive ‘All-wheel Drive Car of the Year 2013’
|Opel Mokka SUV|
Opel ADAM Black Link: Optimal connectivity and stylish travel
|Opel ADAM Black Link|
The Essen Motor Show takes place from November 30 to December 8 and is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and from 9 a.m. at weekends.