Opel Corsa S2000 in the World Rally Championship

Opel Corsa S2000

Manufacturer: Opel
Category: Super 2000

The Opel Corsa S2000 was developed by Opel Motorsport, the motorsport division of the German automaker Opel, to compete in the Super 2000 category of rallying. The Super 2000 class was introduced as a cost-effective alternative to the Group N and Group A categories, featuring production-based cars with standardized components and specifications.

Opel Corsa S2000 teams and drivers

The Opel Corsa S2000 competed in various rally championships and events around the world, including national championships and international competitions. While it may not have achieved the same level of success as some other manufacturers in Super 2000 rallying, the Corsa S2000 nonetheless demonstrated competitive performance and reliability in its class.

Opel Corsa S2000 technical specifications

EngineInline-four, naturally aspirated
DisplacementApproximately 2.0 to 2.4 liters
Power OutputAround 280 to 300 horsepower
TransmissionFour-wheel drive, six-speed sequential gearbox
SuspensionAdjustable dampers, springs, and anti-roll bars
BrakesVentilated disc brakes on all four corners
WeightApproximately 1,200 to 1,300 kilograms (2,645 to 2,866 pounds)
ChassisReinforced steel chassis
Body PanelsComposite materials
AerodynamicsFront and rear spoilers, aerodynamic bodywork

  1. Engine: The Opel Corsa S2000 is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter inline-four engine. Unlike turbocharged engines in some other rally classes, the S2000 engines are naturally aspirated and tuned to produce around 280 to 300 horsepower.

  2. Transmission: The Corsa S2000 is equipped with a sequential gearbox, typically featuring six speeds. The gearbox allows for quick and precise gear changes essential for competitive rallying.

  3. Four-Wheel Drive: Like all Super 2000 rally cars, the Corsa S2000 features a sophisticated four-wheel-drive system. However, it's important to note that in Super 2000 regulations, the transmission is primarily front-wheel drive with rear-wheel drive used only when necessary.

  4. Suspension: The Corsa S2000's suspension system is adjustable, allowing for fine-tuning to suit different rally stages and conditions. Dampers, springs, and anti-roll bars can be adjusted to optimize handling and performance.

  5. Brakes: The braking system of the Corsa S2000 is equipped with ventilated disc brakes on all four corners, providing strong and reliable stopping power.

  6. Weight: The minimum weight of a Super 2000 rally car, including driver and co-driver but excluding fuel, is specified by regulations. For the Opel Corsa S2000, this minimum weight is typically around 1,200 kilograms (2,645 pounds).