Should the Opel Corsa OPC prove to be a tad too extreme, the Opel Corsa S has arrived to offer a lighter take on the hot hatch’s thrills.
Inspired by the Opel Adam S, the Opel Corsa S takes cues from the latter and design and aerodynamic bits from the Corsa OPC. Under the hood is a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 150 horsepower, which allows the luke-warm hot hatch to reach 62 mph in just 8.9 seconds.
“The new Corsa S is exactly the right choice for all sporty drivers who need a few more horsepower under the hood, but want a little more space than in the Adam S,” per Opel’s description of the Corsa S.
It will likely be pretty difficult to decipher a Corsa S from Corsa OPC, since the S receives an OPC aero package. The exterior sports a front spoiler, side skirts, a rear bumper diffuser and a rear wing. Appropriate attire, we’d say. Inside is properly outfitted as well with a flat-bottom steering wheel, Recaro leather sports seats and a mix of piano black and red colored details.
Opel will offer the Corsa S as both a three- and five-door model. The three-door starts at €18,400, or about $21,575 at current exchange rates. The five-door starts at €19,085 or about $22,375. And with that, we add yet another hot hatch to the list of North America’s forbidden fruit.