The Vauxhall Adam S will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show this week, although the company is referring to it as ‘close to production’.

It’s powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged Ecotec engine developing 150PS and 220Nm of torque.

Acceleration figures haven’t been released, but Vauxhall say the Adam S should have a top speed of 137mph.

Keeping that power in check is a revised suspension set-up with more direct steering, plus VXR brakes with 16-inch front and 15-inch rear discs, concealed by 18-inch alloy wheels with 223/35R18 tyres.

The show version of the car is finished in red with a contrasting grey roof and rear spoiler, while carbon-look materials are used for the door mirrors.  A modest front lip spoiler, side sills and rear bumper extension complete the look.

Leather Recaro Performance seats are joined in the interior by a red leather steering wheel, gear-shift and handbrake, and there are red and white touches to the instruments and door panels.