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Opel Insignia OPC in Sports Tourer Form Spied Completely Undisguised!

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If you were in any doubt that Opel and consequently, its British arm Vauxhall, was readying an estate version of the recently introduced Insignia OPC, here's the proof that you've been asking for. Carscoop's secret agent hit the jackpot with the Insignia OPC Sports Tourer snapping the car without a single trace of camouflage. Naturally, the German firm's Audi S4 Avant contender comes with a similar sports outfit to the sedan featuring a new front end with two large vertical intakes and a specific rear bumper with dual integrated exhausts.

Opel - Vauxhall Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - CarcoopThe profile photos also show a roof spoiler and a new set of wheels. Like the sedan, the Insignia OPC Sports Tourer will ride on 19-inch alloys shod in 245/40 high performance tires while 20-inch lightweight forged wheels with 255/35 tires will be available as an option.

As you probably have already guessed by now, under the skin you'll find the same hardware used in the Insignia OPC sedan. In other words, a four-wheel drive chassis mated to a 2.8-liter V6 fitted with a twin-scroll turbo that generates an output of 325 horsepower and 400Nm or 295-lbs/ft of torque. Power is channeled to all wheels through a six speed manual gearbox. As with the sedan, the transmission is coupled to an electronic limited-slip differential (eLSD) that can feed torque to individual wheels.

Opel - Vauxhall Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - CarcoopA sportier suspension set up and beefier Brembo brakes with cross-drilled discs complete the changes.

Since it's almost certain that the Insignia OPC Sports Tourer will be a bit heavier than its sedan sibling, don't be surprised if you see slightly worst acceleration figures. For the record, the OPC-ized Insignia saloon hits the 100km/h mark in 6.0 seconds (0 to 60mph in 5.8 seconds). Top speed should remain the same at 250km/h or 155mph (electronically limited).

(The black colored Insignia pictured below is an OPC prototype scooped near the 'Ring)

Opel - Vauxhall Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - Carcoop
Opel - Vauxhall Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - Carcoop
Opel - Vauxhall Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - Carcoop
Opel - Vauxhall Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - Carcoop
Opel - Vauxhall Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - Carcoop
Opel - Vauxhall Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - Carcoop
Opel - Vauxhall Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - Carcoop


7 Comments:

Chris said... »May 14, 2009

um... they've been advertising this car on tv here (uk) for the last couple of weeks now.

MatthewNZ said... »May 14, 2009

Chris,

Have they been advertising the VXR version of the wagon?

Anonymous said... »May 14, 2009

not the VXR they haven't.....

Nordic said... »May 14, 2009

The Sports Tourer OPC version on TV?? I doubt that...

Chris said... »May 14, 2009

Thats a very good point, not the VXR version, I do apologise. it was late.

Anonymous said... »May 14, 2009

I don't really like this version

Anonymous said... »March 02, 2010

The Opel Insignia 2.8OPC is a magnificent machine.
Yet her sibling,the Insignia 2.8 Turbo Cosmo records 256km/h as a lap speed on banked circuit(according to a video),thus she's still a powerful cruiser. Under delimitered condition,this 260bhp+automatic version would record 270-275km/h,I estimate. So the OPC Insignia should reach at least 280km/h with only small modification of V-max module,calculated from max power increase of +65bhp.

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