Are you ready for something rapid and very different? There won’t be many of the Opel Insignia OPC versions on our road, but they will be detected by their lower ride height, and their deep front air dam that incorporates a conspicuous pair of vertical air inlets. Also striking the front of the Insignia OPC is a streak of lightening in the form of the eye-catching Opel logo. The all new Opel Insignia OPC stacks up with more power, more torque and more performance than all other Opel Insignia models in the Insignia range.
Actually, the Opel Insignia OPC is a class leader when it comes to all-out performance. With very similar power outputs to the Audi S4 and Audi S5, the new Opel Insignia OPC eclipses the grunt of the twin-turbo V6 found under the bonnet of the renowned BMW 535i. Ford’s Mondeo can’t answer to the shark-like OPC performance and Honda, Toyota and Mazda just doesn’t have anything that comes close to matching the acceleration and handling of the testosterone pumping AWD Opel Insignia OPC. The level of power feels like what you’d experience in a new Holden VF Commodore SS range which, incidentally, is powered by a 6.0-litre V8! But when you have a lighter chassis and AWD ability, the Opel OPC is a thrilling and accurate drive.
Opel’s OPC is the equivalent of Holden’s HSV and Ford’s FPV teams, and that’s why cars like the new Opel Insignia OPC, Astra OPC and Corsa OPC are something very special. Opel’s Insignia OPC has been developed at the Opel Performance Centre in Germany, and then refined at the famous Nurburgring. The heart if the Insignia’s power comes from a powerful turbocharged V6 engine that has a 2.8-litre displacement. Rated with a peak level of 239 kW and a tremendous level of torque at a maximum of 435 Nm, this is Opel’s flagship performer. Opel have made sure that the 0-100 km/h sprint time of around six seconds remains relaxed with a slick paddle shift, six-speed automatic gearbox. As with other autobahn stormers, the Opel Insignia OPC has a limited top speed of 250 km/h. I have heard that with the limiter taken off, 270 and 280 km/h top speeds aren’t unheard of.
Dynamic handling is enhanced in the Insignia OPC with the use of a sophisticated Adaptive 4×4 system that automatically shuffles power from front to rear. The system also apportions power across the rear axle via an electronic Limited Slip Differential (eLSD), so the feeling of grip and control is phenomenal. Speed needs to be kept in check, so to haul the Opel Insignia OPC in from a run down a high speed straight to take a tight corner, Brembo 4-piston front brake callipers clamp cross-drilled front brake rotors to stop the car with a hugely capable command over the road. A nimble feel to the way the car powers through the corners is not only due to the AWD system, but a clever OPC enhanced FlexRide chassis holds the Insignia flat to the road. A HiPerStrut front suspension and adaptive sport rear differential keep the precise control in all conditions. One of the huge benefits of having an AWD system with traction control is that cars like the Opel Insignia OPC, Audi S4, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Subaru WRX are able to pull away from 2WD cars in less than ideal conditions – particularly when cornering in the wet.
Gorgeous, smooth curves and a lustrous finish provide the Opel Insignia OPC with one of the nicest four-door sports car designs that grace our roads. The integrated dual trapezoidal exhaust pipes and 19-inch alloy wheels complete the pretty picture. It’s a very comprehensive car that has room to carry five adults with plenty of comfort. Details for the excellent luggage carrying capacity and roomy cabin are given in the other Opel Insignia review, found on the Opel car reviews page on Private Fleet. Insignia OPC cars are equipped with plenty of mod cons to keep your journey pleasant, indeed. A wrap around dash, multi-media with a large display screen in the central dash, electric seats and windows and climate controlled air-conditioning are found as standard items. Other standard items includes an electric park brake, an adaptive forward lighting system with auto high-beam, headlight washers, cruise control, front and rear park assist, auto headlights and wipers, satellite navigation and a premium seven speaker audio system.
To drive an Opel Insignia OPC shows that your expectations for a rewarding drive are high.
The current Opel Insignia models include the:
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