In America, a Grand Slam is either a bases loaded home run, or a filling Denny’s breakfast dish. But according to AutoExpress, the term Grand Slam is about to take on an entirely new meaning in Britain after Vauxhall confirmed the hot Adam S will be called the Adam ‘Grand Slam’ when it goes on sale next April.
The production version of the Adam S was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in early October. The range-topping Adam features a 148 horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, helping the tiny city runabout hit 60 mph from a stop in 8.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 124 mph. The car also features a sport-tuned chassis and suspension, larger VXR brakes, a lip kit and rear spoiler and 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Adam range consists of the Adam Jam, Adam Glam and the current range-topping model, the Adam Slam. The Adam S will sit at the top of the Adam lineup when it hits Vauxhall showrooms, making the ‘Grand Slam’ name an appropriate choice. Opel has yet to say whether it will change the name of its Adam S when it goes on sale in Germany and other markets next year.