Vauxhall Unleashes 170MPH Insignia VXR SuperSport, Slashes Price to Under £30K

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More than a year after Opel presented the Insignia OPC Unlimited with an unrestricted top speed of 270km/h (168mph) to the rest of Europe, Vauxhall is now following in the footsteps of its sister company releasing a similar version of the UK market Insignia VXR.

Vauxhall's version is named the Insignia VXR SuperSport and it replaces the current Insignia VXR. Just the like Opel model, the VXR SuperSport does away with the speed limiter allowing the car to hit 170mph (274km/h), or 15mph (24km/h) more than its predecessor. Acceleration from 0-60mph (96km/h) remains the same at 5.6 seconds.

Perhaps more meaningfully, Vauxhall has slashed the price by £3,760 over the outgoing car to £29,995.

As you probably have already figured out, there are no other changes under the bonnet where you will find a 2.8-liter single twin-scroll turbocharged V6 producing 320hp (325HP) and 295 lb-ft (400Nm) of torque channeled to all four wheels.

The only visual identifiers on the SuperSport are blue ‘Brembo’ lettering on its front brake callipers and additional increments on its speedometer.

The other vehicles seen in the photo gallery released by Vauxhall are the Lotus Carlton, which was the fastest production saloon in 1989 with a top speed of 176mph (283km/h), the VXR Maloo, the UK’s fastest light commercial vehicle with a 0-60mph time of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 155mph (250km/h), and the UK’s first 100mph (160km/h) production car, the 30-98.