Opel has unveiled Corsa-e Rally and will make its debut at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. As the name suggest, it is based on new Corsa-e. Opel Corsa-e Rally Car will participate in the 2020 ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup as a replacement for the existing Adam R2. Opel Corsa-e Rally features an electric motor that offers an output of 134 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. Engine is supported by 50 kWh battery pack, the same used on the road-going version of the electric vehicle. Rally-specific conversions has been made and is evident from Torsen limited-slip differential.
ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup has been an entry ticket for young drivers from 18 different countries. Stock version of Opel Corsa-e is able to sprint from 0 to 62mph in 8.1 seconds. Michael Lohscheller CEO of the company said that Corsa-e is everyone’s electric car that is not only affordable but also has attributes applicable to motor sport. He further added that new Corsa is not only fun to drive but also dynamic. Lohscheller boasted that they are first automaker in the world to have developed an electric rally car using production car as a basis.
The new rally series is expected to launch in the summer of 2020. The first rounds taking place at specific races of the German Rally Championship and other events. ADAC and Opel is planning to conduct atleast ten qualifying rounds through 2021 that will take in form of “Super Season.” German automaker also revealed that only 15 units of Opel Corsa-e will be built for 2020/2021 ADAC e-Rally Cup. Pricing is expected to be under €50,000.