Opel Insignia OPC 2010 revealed in Europe
GM’s Opel division, all but forgotten in the GCC, has released a power-packed midsize sedan in Europe, called the Opel Insignia OPC. Good looks, 300+ hp turbocharged engine, 4×4 technology, below 6 seconds 0-100 kph and tested extensively in the famous Nurbrgring circuit, everything sounds like a winner, except maybe the name.
Also to be sold in Britain as the Vauxhall Insignia VXR, the top-spec Insignia comes with a 2.8-litre V6 engine that churns out 325 hp with the help of single twin-scroll turbocharger. This helps it jump to 100 kph in a claimed 5.8 seconds and gives it a top speed limited to 250 kph.
The exterior gets many of its styling features from the concept featured in the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. It gets 19-inch standard rims or optional 20-inch ones, and gets Brembo brakes with colour-keyed calipers wrapped around the drilled brake discs.
Whether the Insignia will be sold in the UAE is not known. To check out the latest prices for Opel in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, check out the Opel buyer guide.