2012 Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport in the Uk review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 8 November 2012 , 00:11:28 byAngela

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Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport in the Uk

A year ago, carmaker Opel presented its new Insignia OPC Unlimited, a model that was capable of generating 270 km/h, developed for the European customers. Now, apparently Vauxhall wants to do the same thing and offer a similar version to the Insignia VXR for the UK customers. The new model is called the Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport and was manufactured to replace the current Insignia VXR found on the market. One of the common things of the Opel model and this new SuperSport is the fact that both have an unrestricted top speed.

The VXR SuperSport can reach a top speed of 274 km/h, which means 24 km/h more than its predecessor. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, just like before. The best thing about the new 2012 Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport is that it has a lower price than the current model; it actually GBP3.760 cheaper. Yes, it is true the engineers did not do any more changes in terms of power train. The new model receives power from the same 2.8-liter single twin-scroll turbocharged V6 unit capable of generating 320 horsepower and 295 lb .ft. of torque. In terms of design, we can see from the photo gallery that the specialists decided not to offer too many modifications. There are only additional increments on its speedometer and blue Brembo lettering on its front brake caliper.

Also, in the photo gallery you can also see other models revealed by Vauxhall. For example, we have the Lotus Carlton. This was the fastest production saloon in 1989 capable of reaching a top speed of 176 mph. Next we have the VXR Maloo, the fastest light commercial vehicle capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and to reach a top speed of 155 mph. Last, we have the 30-98, the first production car in the UK capable of reaching 100 mph.