10,000 km of testing with no mistakes: the Opel Insignia OPC does indeed have something to brag about, in advance of its May debut.
If you take a close look at the bonnet of this Opel Insignia OPC, you'll see the message the financially struggling automaker wants to get out. This car did 10,000 kilometers of testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with zero errors or mistakes. The outline of the track is emblazoned on the car, with the names of all fifteen test drivers and mechanics who worked on the car.
The last name written on the car is of Opel Motorsport chief Volker Strycek. Also a driver, Strycek told our photographer that they had completed a new record for most kilometers on the Nordschleife in a single day: over 1,000. All that testing was not for nothing. The Insignia OPC rides 10 mm lower than the Vauxhall Insignia SRi.
Powered by a 325 hp 2.8-liter V6 engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger, this car reaches 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds. Speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. Sitting in a Recaro seat, the driver can maintain control thanks to the adaptive four-wheel drive with electronic limited slip differential. This new cool car rides on 19-inch wheels, with the optional 20-inch upgrade.
No pricing details have been made public, but we should get the official word soon. All three models (four-door, five-door, and tourer) of the Opel Insignia OPC should get their debut at next month's Barcelona Motor Show.