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Vauxhall Insignia VXR

Vauxhall Insignia VXR

Vauxhall Insignia VXR

Vauxhall Insignia VXR

Vauxhall Insignia VXR interior

Year (of specifications) 2009
Engine 2.8 litre turbocharged V6
Transmission AWD
Max speed 155 mph (electronically limited)
0-60 mph 5.8 seconds
Horsepower 325 horsepower
weight -

The Vauxhall Insignia VXR, or Opel Insignia OPC as it is called outside of the UK, is the latest model from Vauxhall/Opel to undergo the performance treatment.

The Insignia VXR is powered by a 2.8-litre V6 Turbo ECOTEC engine, with a twin-scroll turbocharger, variable valve control, a micro-alloy forged steel crank, classic 60-degree cylinder angle and die-cast alloy oil sump. This advanced engine manages to produce 325 horsepower and is capable of getting the car to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds. The top speed is an electronically limited 155 mph.

The Insignia VXR / OPC sends the power to all four wheels through
an adaptive 4X4 system with electronic Limited Slip Differential (eLSD).

The chassis was developed through extensive testing at the Nurburgring and features performance components throughout which aid performance and handling. The ride height has been reduced by 10mm over the Insignia SRi, and a new 'HiPerStrut' system was developed for the front suspension system. The HiPerStrut system is unique to the VXR and serves two primary functions: firstly, to reduce torque-steer, but also to maintain negative camber during cornering, thereby improving ultimate grip levels in wet or dry conditions.

19 inch wheels are fitted all round, with lightweight 20 inch wheels offered as a cost option. The braking is handled by Brembo units and vented/cross-drilled discs.

The exterior design of the Insignia VXR / OPC is intended to subtly suggest the performance potential of the vehicle. Up front is a deeper bumper which incorporates distinctive, twin mesh grilles either side of the main grille. At the rear the hatch and saloon models gain a rear spoiler, while all Insignia VXR/OPCs feature a bespoke bumper moulding incorporating dual matt chrome exhausts.

The interior also features some performance touches including Recaro sports seats, a stylish sports steering wheel, new gear knob, and new instrument graphics.

Source: Vauxhall

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