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Opel Insignia OPC Facelift Unveiled

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Just a few weeks ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Opel revealed the freshly face-lifted Insignia OPC. Shown here in Sport Tourer from, the 2013 Opel Insignia OPC Facelift comes with modified chassis, improved interior, and slight modifications to the exterior.

The engine remains unchanged over the previous model, which is fine, since that 2.8 liter turbo V6 unit is capable of a very healthy 320 horsepower and 435 Nm of torque. Powerful OPC’d Opels are famous for their wild torque-steer. Not thins one. The power in the Opel Insignia OPC is harnessed with a six-speed manual gearbox and a Haldex four-wheel-drive system with limited-slip diff.

The Insignia OPC is pretty quick, as a result, with a 0 to 100 km/h time of 6 seconds (Tourer 6.3) and a limited top speed of 250 km/h, which can be raised 270 k/h with a bit of electronic fiddling.

Chassis mods are focused to reduce understeer, with re-worked front and rear suspension with a new ESP software that enables even more precise dynamics tuning. The adjustable shock absorbers of the FlexRide system are optimized as well.

In terms of styling, well, don’t strain your eyes trying to spot the differences between this and the old model. Changes made to the exterior of the Opel Insignia OPC Facelift are subtle, and include revised grilles at front and tailpipes at the back. Inside the cabin, however, you get new steering wheels and shift knob, Recaro seats, and a new 8-inch display.

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