The new Opel Insignia Grand Sport promises to be a big hit. A fresh new look, an extended wheelbase, and a range of new engines amplify the luxury sedan over the previous generation, giving it a more premium look and feel. But how will that updated style translate into a performance variant?
If it were up to rendering artist X-Tomi Design, the proposed Insignia Grand Sport OPC would look something like the concept you see here. Though it doesn’t stray much from the standard design (not that it needs to), it does add a few new features that differentiate it from the stock version.
An assertive front grille with black inserts is most noticeable, first and foremost. The lower portion of the fascia features larger vents and is more defined. Together with the sculpted side skirts it gives the car a lower center of gravity. The wheels have also been updated, though, we don’t get a clear picture of them just yet.
As far as power is concerned, we do know that the base Insignia Grand Sport will come with at least two engines. The first is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that will produce 163 horsepower (121 kilowatts) and 184 pound-feet (250 Newton-meters) of torque. The other is a 247-horsepower (184-kilowatt) 2.0-liter unit. We expect the new OPC to put to use a four-cylinder engine that exceeds the 320-horsepower (238-kilowatt) available on the previous generation, but we won’t know anything official until it debuts in full.
The base Insignia Grand Sport, meanwhile, will make its debut in March of 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show, with a more practical Sports Tourer wagon expected around the same time. Hopefully the hotted-up OPC version will follow soon after.
Source: X-Tomi Design