Opel Insignia OPC Refreshed in Frankfurt – News – Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog

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Opel Insignia

OPC Proud of Same Mid-Cycle Updates as Our [2013 Frankfurt Auto

While we might not get the Opel OPC stateside, it is the kissin’ cousin of our Regal GS. which makes it keeping a close eye on. The two share and just about everything with the sad exception of the two items like to have most: the OPC#8217;s 325-hp V-6 and available body style. Well, do now, anyway, after updated its high-performance Insignia the same new looks and new tech to the updated-for-2014 Regal.

The Insignia’s fascia has been the of Buick-ization, with virtually headlamp bezels, lower and a pair of—as Opel them—“saber-tooth” inlets to our Regal. The opening is also identical, but vertical slats are replaced by a pattern and Opel’s instantly logo. In the rear, exhaust have been integrated the bodywork.

In addition to numerous measures at improving NVH, the performance-focused OPC (which comes standard a Haldex all-wheel-drive system, an on the Regal GS) gets a revised axle with approximately 60 new components. OPC-specific software for the stability-control system is claimed to reaction times in relation to tendencies, and provide quicker to changing road conditions. The controlled all-wheel-drive system is up to 100 percent of torque to either and shifting power between the two wheels is

also possible.

Opel is claiming a six-second time for the sedan, and 6.3 seconds for the and a top speed of 156 mph. In unrestricted Opel says that the Insignia OPC is good for 168 mph, a that would likely the stateside Regal behind.

A bespoke OPC shift knob, seats, and a multi-function instrument and center stack—foreshadowed in the new Regal all new to the Insignia. The center stack an available eight-inch touch that displays a host of and connectivity applications, as well as performance data.

This of Buick and Opel doesn#8217;t as though it will stop any soon, not with former and Cadillac chief designer Adams recently being to overseeing GM#8217;s European efforts. Now if only we could see getting some of GM Europe#8217;s OPC to pollinate some of Buick#8217;s of increasingly sporty offerings.

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