Opel celebrates the tenth anniversary of its OPC range with the new extra high-tech featured Insignia OPC, the most powerful production car in the history of the company. Featuring a 239 kW/325 hp 2.8 V6 Turbo and 435 Nm of torque, this Insignia sedan can reach a top speed of 250 km/h and race from zero to 100 km/h in just six seconds.
Insignia OPC is the first OPC variant that has adaptive all-wheel drive and an electronic rear limited slip. Drivers can enjoy a more active driving experience thanks to the FlexRide damping system specially tuned for this. Moreover, Insignia OPC has the first high performance seats in cars industry to get the most envied seal of excellence from the independent orthopedic experts from Aktion Gesunder Rücken (Action for Healthy Backs): the Recaro front seats with four-way lumbar support and cushion extension.
The exterior catches the eyes with tiger tooth-shaped air intakes in the front bumper, rocker panels, an integrated rear spoiler, especially designed 19” OPC wheels, satin chrome finishes and impressive dual exhaust pipes for the rear bumper.
Designers approached a sporty dressing for the inside of Insignia OPC, with dark headliner, an original shifter and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. When OPC button is pressed, the instrument panel becomes red illuminated and the car enters its friskiest mood.
It`s the first time when an OPC model has an eLSD (electronic rear limited slip differential) and an adaptive 4×4 system recalibrated to suit torque distribution to the sporty concept.
This new version of Car of the Year 2009 features the FlexRide electronic system able to adapt damping and other driving functions to driver`s desires. Drivers can select the standard mode for everyday driving, but the real fun begins when the special Sport mode is on – the chassis suspension stiffens and reduces body roll for more quickness. Pressing the OPC button takes the driver into a new dimension: the throttle reacts much quicker, steering becomes more direct and the chassis settings enter the performance mode.
The High Performance Strut (HiPerStrut) front suspension mechanism is especially made for this model. It is more elaborated than the McPherson strut of the standard Insignia as its kingpin inclination is diminished and the spindle length is shorter. HiPerStrut decreases torque steering reactions, while augmenting both grip and cornering power. This way, Insignia OPC drivers can enjoy improved precision and feedback during the drive.
The Insignia OPC comes with 18” Brembo front brakes with large, 355 x 32 mm, cross-drilled discs, four-piston, extremely strong aluminum calipers and high quality brake pads. A cast iron brake rotor and an aluminum disc bell are what the special Co-Cast floating discs consists of.
For this car, engineers from the Opel Performance Center in Rüsselsheim chose Pirelli P Zero 245/40 tires, which ar