New Opel Insignia OPC Unlimited Edition Ditches Speed Limiter topping out at 270km/h


More and more carmakers are quietly abandoning their gentleman’s agreement of limiting top speed of their production models to 250 km/h (155 mph), despite the fact that the only place in Europe to legally drive that fast is on certain sections of the German autobahn. The latest company to do so is Opel which has released a new version of its high-performance Insignia OPC called ‘Unlimited’ without an electronically-restricted top speed.

“We are responding to frequently expressed customer wishes,” says Alain Visser, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Aftersales at Adam Opel AG. “Insignia OPC buyers are generally experienced and responsible drivers who want to enjoy the full technical possibilities of their car.”

By eliminating the 250km/h electronic speed limiter, the Insignia OPC Unlimited in sedan form with a manual gearbox can now reach a maximum velocity of 270km/h (168 mph). The Unlimited model is available with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission in all body styles including a four-door saloon, a five-door fastback, and the Sports Tourer station wagon.

The only other changes on the Insignia OPC Unlimited concern the blue Brembo logo and a newly-designed tachometer and speedometer, while Opel said that it is also preparing a special edition with a matt black wrapping.

Other than that, it’s business as usual with power coming from a 2.8-liter twin-scroll turbocharged V6 producing 325HP and 400Nm of torque channeled to all four wheels. Depending on the bodystyle and transmission choice, the Insignia OPC can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.0 to 6.6 seconds, while combined-cycle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions range from 10.6 lt/100 km [22.2 mpg US] and 249 g/km to 11.0 lt/100 km [21.4 mpg US] and 259 g/km.

GM offers a similar version of the Insignia OPC in the US under the Buick Regal GS nameplate. However, instead of the 2.8-liter Turbo V6 and AWD system, the American version gets a much less potent setup with a 255HP 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot and FWD.

Source: Opel via Autofans



Anonymous said... »April 15, 2011

Buick GS

Anonymous said... »April 15, 2011

Malibu LTZ SS

Anonymous said... »April 15, 2011

"GM offers a similar version...":
Opel: 2.8-liter Turbo V6 325HP AWD
Buick: 2.0-liter Turbo Inline-four 255HP FWD
Yep, both use combustion engines.

Anonymous said... »April 15, 2011

what is adam opel ag?

Anonymous said... »April 15, 2011

Its a car dealership in Nazi germany hahahahahaha

Anonymous said... »April 15, 2011

That is, uh,...FAST, especially for a car which is basically a Buick Regal.

Anonymous said... »April 15, 2011

No... A Buick Regal IS basically an Opel Insignia, and not the other way around.

Adam Opel AG is the name of the company named after it's founder's name Adam Opel.

para said... »April 16, 2011

American ignorance at its best...

Anonymous said... »July 15, 2011

Buick GS

Rodpit1100 said... »December 29, 2011

It is so sad the the BOZO'S running GM USA are so Stuck on Stupid. In 1993 I owned an OPEL CALIBRA, by far the best GM product I had ever driven. Now that the US is getting a mild taste of what has been know in many countries around the world, they have switched to the re-badge and claim it as "All American. The BUICK REGAL my friend is 100% Russelhiem Germany and also the Holden Caprice SS RWD Pontiac GTO and G8 thanks to our friends down under.  Furthermore, the Insignia OPC, AKA Buick Regal, will not come to the states in its true form, Hows about AWD 325 hp, I'd like to have one but unfortunately BOZO doesn't want that here in the states. Step out of the box the world has passed the US by. 

Anonymous said... »February 23, 2012

Too bad we don't have this version in the us

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