The German automaker Opel has released a competition inspired special edition Corsa Color Race for the European market. Built as an homage to the Rallye Kadett B Sprint from the early 1970s, the three door Corsa is covered in Sunny Melon Yellow paint that is offset by a standard black hood and tailgate with the checkered flag motif on either body panel as a color matching accent. If the classic shade of sunshine isn’t quite our cup of tea Opel is going to offer the Corsa Color Race in Casablanca White and Magma Red as well. The factory prepped hot hatch sits on a set of 17 inch alloy wheels to complete the exterior styling while on the inside the special edition Opel gets a panoramic sunroof, leather wrapped steering wheel and color matching accent stitching for the seats as well as the A/C vent bezels. The Corsa Color Race will be made with a variety of fuel efficient power plants including a 1.4 Liter gas burning engine of either the 87 HP or 100 HP variety as well as the diesel burning top of the line 1.7 Liter four cylinder CDTI making a total of 130 HP.
Press release after the jump.
Remember the glory days of racy-looking, muscular car outfits affordable for young drivers? Opel hasn’t forgotten them and spices up the new Corsa with an exclusive Color Race edition that features a winning checkered motif, along with a traditional, vibrant motor sport Sunny Melon Yellow color – as well as with Casablanca White and Magma Red. Corsa Color Race is available immediately in Germany starting at 15,560 euros.
To keep its performance as exhilarating as its exterior, the Corsa Color Race boast significant chassis and steering improvements that start in the full Corsa range with the Model Year 10.5 and that improve comfort, handling and steering and keep the Corsa fun to drive.
The Corsa Color Race can be powered by a range of new engines that are at the same time powerful and fuel efficient – like the new 1.4 gasoline engine with 64 kW87 hp (only 5.3 l/100 km for the wide range version; 5.5 l/100 km when equipped with the close range gearbox) or 74kW100 hp (which only requires 5.5 l/100 km). The powerful 96 kW/130 hp 1.7 CDTI combines 300 Nm torque with a fuel consumption of 4.5 liter/100 km. All in all, the re-worked powertrains – the latest example of Opel’s pledge to focus on environmentally compatible solutions – offer higher torque while boasting up to 13 percent lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The Color Race line fits the 3-door models particularly well, with its sporty contour and exciting, coupéish design. It comes with a standard black hood as well as side and tailgate appliqués with a checkered flag motif, black painted roof and black 17-inch alloy wheels. These racing accents coupled with the yellow, white, or red exterior lacquer turn every model into a winning combination. Especially in yellow, this bi-color look is reminiscent of such legendary sporty Opel models as the Rallye Kadett B Sprint from the early 70s.
The Color Race interior features special matching color highlights, like special seat stitching and vent bezels, a Panorama sunroof and a leather-clad steering wheel.
The Opel Corsa Color Race is also available with innovative technologies like halogen AFL curve and cornering lights and heated steering wheel.