Listen to this article

Vauxhall has introduced the Insignia VXR SuperSport as a replacement for the current model. It costs 29,995 pounds and is 3,760 pounds more affordable than the outgoing model.

The new variant comes without the top speed limiter which allows the hot four-door sedan to reach 170 mph (273 km/h), representing a 15 mph (24 km/h) increase. Power is provided by a V6 2.8-liter engine with a single twin-scroll turbocharger, along with a forged steel crank and alloy sump. Output is rated at 320 hp (239 kW) and power is sent via a torque-sensing AWD system.

The Vauxhall VXR SuperSport rides on a HiPer strut front suspension with adaptive damping and can perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 5.6 seconds. Visual identifiers include a revised speedometer and blue “Brembo” lettering on the front brake calipers.

Vauxhall is already taking orders for the new model.

Gallery: Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport breaks cover

Got a tip for us? Email: