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The Opel/Vauxhall Adam S was previewed in “near production” form at the Geneva 2014 show earlier this year, and will now make a world premiere in production form at Paris 2014.

The Adam is a city car built on a shortened version of the B-segment Corsa platform, competing with cars such as the Fiat 500, smart fortwo, Renault Twingo, Volkswagen up! and Toyota iQ.

While the Adam tops out with a normally-aspirated 1.4 litre engine, under the hood of this ‘hot’ Adam S version is a 1.4 litre Turbo ECOTEC engine, which produces 150 PS and 220 Nm. The cast iron engine has a plastic intake manifold, dual continuously variable valve timing and a manifold-integrated turbocharger. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in 8.5 seconds.

The Adam S features large VXR S brakes and standard 17-inch alloys with an optional 18-inch upgrade. On the interior, the driver and front passenger can choose between four different seat arrangements, including Recaro Performance seats in Morrocana or Nappa leather.