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Paris LIVE: Opel Adam S

The Adam S packs 50-percent more horsepower than its stock counterpart.

General Motors' Opel division has announced has arrived at the Paris Motor Show with a hot-rodded variant of the Adam city car.

Called Adam S, Opel's latest hot hatch packs a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder Ecotec engine tuned to generate 147 horsepower and 162 lb-ft. of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission, allowing the Adam S to reach 62 mph from a stop in 8.5 seconds and go on to a top speed of 137 mph.

The Adam S returns 36.1 mpg in a mixed European cycle thanks in part to a standard start/stop system. Beefier brakes designed by Opel's performance-focused OPC division keep the power in check.

Visually, the S stands out from a run-of-the-mill Adam thanks to an aerodynamic body kit consisting of a lip spoiler up front, side skirts, a sizable roof-mounted spoiler and a deep rear bumper. 17-inch alloy wheels come standard, and buyers can personalize their Adam S by picking from ten paint colors and four roof colors.

Buyers looking to deck out their Adam can order Recaro bucket seats and a checkered flag headliner. A touch screen-based infotainment system called IntelliLink is available at an extra cost.

The Opel Adam S will go on sale across Europe next November. The first deliveries are scheduled for early 2015.

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