A few days ago Opel announced a new facelifted version of the Insignia OPC, to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This car is known in the UK as the Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport. It has a rather ambitious name, but with 325 PS and four-wheel-drive, it is one of the best performing cars in its class.
The 2014 Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport features the same updated styling as its Opel brother, with a re-styled front and rear, VXR design elements such as distinctive ‘saber-tooth’ detailing at the front and the tailpipe trim integrated into the rear valence, and gets the same powertrain as well.
That’s a 2.8 liter turbo V6 engine with 325 PS and 435 Nm of torque. Thanks to modifications to the ESP software, revised suspension and FlexRide system, Haldex electronic limited-slip differential, and a better sorted chassis, the car has a more predictable handling than its predecessor. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds (6.1 seconds for Sports Tourer) and on to a top speed of 170mph.
The standard kit on Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport includes new instrument panel and central console design, which incorporates optional Bluetooth-operated internet connectivity, an 8-inch touchscreen, 3D navigation and voice control and DAB Radio. Prices start at £29,749 OTR for the Hatch and £31,049 for the Sports Tourer.