The Best Opel Insignia OPC 2011


Benefits are an improved steering feel, reduced steering disturbances due to the high torque and an enhanced feeling in the handling for the driver. The front suspension architecture of the Opel Insignia OPC retains a so called McPherson strut, however the engineers at the Opel Performance Center came up with an evolution called HiPerStrut (for high performance strut). The newly developed mechatronic chassis also receives a new front axle. The already very well performing Insignia chassis was further fine tuned for the OPC variant which ride height has been reduced by 10 mm compared to the Insignia (AWD Sport version).

With this engine performance, the Opel Insignia OPC reaches a top speed of 250 km/h (restricted) and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in six seconds. The strong torque of 400 Nm ensures abundant pulling power even at lower engine speeds. The Opel Insignia OPC is available with a six-speed manual gearbox. And because sound is so important in the appreciation of an engine, the acoustic specialists worked on the exhaust of the V6 by adopting specific center and rear mufflers. The increase in power was obtained by a special engine development and by reworking the exhaust, significantly reducing the counter pressure.

Derived from the powerful gasoline engine already available on the top-of-the-line Insignia, this version reaches an output of 239 kW/325 hp. The heart of the Opel Insignia OPC is its 2.8 V6 Turbo engine. The high performance version of the Opel Insignia, Car of the Year 2011, was unveiled on May 7, 2011, when the Opel Insignia OPC premiered at the 2011 Barcelona Motor Show, ten years after the launch of the first OPC model (Opel Performance Center).

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