All about Opel Insignia 2010 OPC Sports Tourer

Posted on Friday, 22 May 2009 , 21:05:38 byEmil

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All about Opel Insignia 2010 OPC Sports Tourer

Most carmakers are now putting the high mighty performance beasts against the clock and uses Nurburgring lap times for promoting their car. Opel only wanted to put to the test, proving their auto was in shape. After revealing the Insignia OPC sedan unit, Opel brought the same performance and style level into their bigger version, and thus have made Insignia OPC Sports Tourer; it's set to be on sale this year, later.

The Sport Tourer: similar bodywork like the hot sedan, riding on the same twenty inch rims with 4 door. Opel under the hood has massaged V6 2.8 Liter turbocharged, making 325 HP. The all-new performance pieces like turbo and exhaust shows the plant tuned wagon auto can go from zero to sixty MPH in just 6.3 seconds, hitting an electronically top speed limit of 155 MPH. So, the OPC variant is made on a lower, mechatronic chassis having FlexRide, reworked, the German carmaker's 4x4 adaptive transmission unit that features also a limited slip differential electronic rear (eLSD). Its running gear gets a wrap of purpose-made Brembo brakes.

This is 1 sport wagon for sure that we shouldn't mess with, this when we're sitting at a red light side by side. 'The Insignia OPC sedan raced 487 laps for 12 days at some top speeds flawlessly. This kind of performance and quality is what we expect from all our Opel cars' affirms Hans Demant, the Managing Director of Opel.

'It really can take a toll on a those 12 days add up to 27,000 gear shifts along 35,551 curves during a total of 487 laps'. Jens Hornischer, Validation Coordinator who drives an important part on this distance test of endurance, states 'We push the car to give a constant 90 percent or so – and that is really a tough test for any car. And there is next to no preparation work'.