Odd looks and a bit duller to drive than its peers. That’s what the others say about Opel’s city car. What does DTW think? After 300 km and three days we know the real truth.
The Opel Adam is a city car based on the Opel Corsa platform. Not unlike the Ford Ka Mk1, it is made up of the front of a supermini, with modifications (a reduction in length) starting from the A-pillar backward. The Adam’s selling point is customisation, with about 61,000 combinations of colour, trim and accessories available.
In the spirit of the biomorphism that we just can’t help applying to so many inanimate objects, with cars we try to emulate natural processes by using the term DNA to describe the hard-to-otherwise-define traits of a particular brand, and we speak of Evolution, a natural process about which we remain relatively ignorant, when one model supplants another..
Real evolution is a painstakingly long-winded process. My own bad back forever reminds me that the human spinal structure is still catching up with our pretentious insistence on scurrying about on two legs. Of course, we are at a point in our understanding of genetics when that situation might begin to change and we can Continue reading “Theme : Evolution – It’s Just A Bloody Lump Of Metal!”