Hot Vauxhall Adam on way

Vauxhall Adam
14 Nov, 2012 1:20pm Steve Fowler

Vauxhall is turning up the heat on its Adam city car, with a 138bhp version and VXR model planned

A warmed-up 138bhp version of the Vauxhall Adam is coming next year, while a hot VXR model could be on the cards, too.

Vauxhall has also confirmed it’s working on a new, small- capacity direct-injection turbo engine similar to the 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost, which will find its way into the Adam late next year.

The warm Adam will use a turbocharged version of the 1.4-litre 98bhp engine already offered, and arrive at the same time. It’ll get an extra 40bhp – meaning 0-62mph in under 10 seconds – plus suspension tweaks and a bodykit.

A VXR Adam is further away, although insiders say that they’re keen to build a challenger to the MINI Cooper S, probably with the Corsa VXR’s 1.6-litre 189bhp turbo engine.

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I love the look of the Adam but unlike Audi VW and mini vauxhalll do not offer a good auto or dsg or cvt come on vauxhalls so of use want your product but we cannot all drive manuals , on the same point they offer the Mokka with 4x4 auto in America but not the UK come on catch up with auto technology.