Opel Insignia OPC facelift officially unveiled image

The facelifted version of the Opel Insignia OPC has been officially unveiled, ahead of its debut scheduled for the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, next month.

The new version of the Opel Insignia OPC has received new front and rear fascias, which should bring the model closer to the company’s new design scheme. The model in question has also received some tweaks on its chassis, with engineers reworking the rear axle. The noise and vibration levels have been reduced, there is new ESP software, improved handling and more. These updates should provide a better response to understeer tendencies. The cabin is getting an 8-inch instrument readout, a new steering wheel with gearshift levers for the automatic model and Recaro seats.

The Opel Insignia OPC facelift is still powered by the same 2.8 liter V8 engine, which is producing a total output of 325 HP (239 kW) and 435 Nm of torque (321 lb-ft). Power is sent to the all-wheel drive system. The model has Haldex coupling and an electronic limited slip differential. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint takes 6 seconds in the sedan and 6.3 seconds in the Tourer and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The unrestricted version is said to hit a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph). Additional details on the model will be announced during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.