Opel has taken the wraps off the facelifted Insignia OPC before the car's public debut programmed for September at Frankfurt Motor Show.

Opel has taken the wraps off the facelifted Insignia OPC before the car's public debut programmed for September at Frankfurt Motor Show where it will be showcased together with the regular model and the newly introduced Insignia Country Tourer.

Although reports were indicating the facelift would bring a bump in power for the Insignia OPC, output of the V6 2.8-liter turbo engine has remained the same at 325 HP (239 kW) and 435 Nm (321 lb-ft) sent to an all-wheel drive system featuring Haldex coupling and an electronic limited slip differential.

The nip & tuck introduces lightly restyled front and rear fascias, with saber-tooth detailing at the front and tailpipe trim integrated in the rear. Opel's engineers have done some chassis tweaks by reworking the rear axle, while noise and vibration levels have been reduced. There's also new ESP software providing a better response to understeer tendencies, along with modified damper software to improve handling.

Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the Insignia OPC will do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6 seconds (Tourer is 0.3s slower) on its way to an electronically-capped top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Opel mentions the unrestricted Insignia is capable of hitting a maximum speed of 168 mph (270 km/h).

Inside there is a new steering wheel with shift levers for the automatic model, Recaro seats and an eight-inch instrument readout display providing all vital details the driver needs.

Check out the press release for further info.

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