• Brand cup: introduction of ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup to DRM participants
  • Presentation: Opel Corsa-e Rally at ADAC 3-Städte Rallye on October 18-19
  • Development: test phase of Opel’s new electric racing car has begun

Development of the Opel Corsa-e Rally has begun as planned. The new electric racing car powered by a 50 kWh battery is currently undergoing numerous endurance and performance tests at the Test Center in Dudenhofen. This will ensure that the 136hp Corsa-e Rally with 260 Nm of torque meets the high standards of the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup. The debut of the world's first rally brand cup for electric cars is scheduled for late summer 2020. The first Cup season will include at least eight events over the year into 2021, primarily within the framework of the German Rally Championship (DRM). The final schedule is planned to be announced at the Essen Motor Show (November 30 – December 8, 2019).

The Opel Corsa-e Rally will already be presented to participants and media representatives next weekend (October 18-19) at the 2019 DRM season finale, the ADAC 3-Städte Rallye around Freyung in Lower Bavaria. Presentation of the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup and the associated Opel and ADAC joint promotion concept is scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. for the teams and at 2 p.m. for media representatives. The electric racing car will be on display in the Freyung service area on both rally days. Opel Motorsport Director Jörg Schrott will be on site and available to answer any questions from interested parties and journalists.