Going retro is cool these days, and Opel decided to honor one of its most prestigious performance models, the Rallye Kadett B Sprint, with a special edition of its Corsa compact hatchback. But even though it will be reminding plenty of nostalgics about the sports model, its modifications are purely cosmetic.
First off, the Opel Corsa Color Race will be offered in one of three colors: Sunny Melon yellow, Casablanca white and Magma red. Plenty of performance vinyls will be offered in patterns like checkered flags, the hood and the roof will be painted black, a new discreet wing has been fitted in the rear and the car is sitting on a set of 17-inch wheels.
There are also plenty of inserts on the inside of the car, depending on what color will be chosen on the exterior, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a Panorama sunroof and special stitching on the seats.
All of these go-fast accessories will be paired with a set of reasonable engines, including a 1.4-liter gasoline unit in either 87 or 100 HP flavors, and a 1.7-liter CDTI turbo diesel, which outputs 130 HP and does 52.3 mpg US (4.5-liters/100 km). Prices start in Germany from €15,560 ($22,500).
Hit the jump to see a video with the iconic Kadett and the its new age Corsa brother.