Opel’s Corsa-E Rally was due to make its competition debut on the ADAC Saarland-Pfalz Rally in August this year, but with that event cancelled, it is currently unclear when it will compete for the first time.
The plan was for the cars to run in a one make series, with a season spread across 2020-21, and three rounds this year. However, with the second round ( ADAC Südbayern Rallye) cancelled and the third, Rallye Deutschland, still under threat due to an extension of a ban on major events, when the season will commence remains an unknown.
However, the Opel Motorsport team has been out testing the car on a short tarmac stage following the easing of lockdown in Germany. The front-drive car has a 100kW (136bhp) synchronous motor driving the front wheels, and an impressive 260Nm of torque, with power supplied by a 50kWh battery. Opel has set the target price of the car at under €50,000 (US$57,000).
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