After Opel recently took the wraps off the 2013 Insignia OPC we are really not surprised to see the British follow up and reveal their own pictures with the new Vauxhall Insignia VXR.
The Vauxhall performance model will be in attendance at the Frankfurt Motor Show just like his German brother and the two models are just as always almost twins. Actually, the only different exterior feature we could identify are the… badges. Never the less, in regard to the outgoing model, the new VXR is distinguished by modified bumpers and revised headlights. The model also has a new dashboard, which incorporates optional Bluetooth-operated internet connectivity, an 8-inch touchscreen, 3D navigation and voice control and revised switchgear.
The SuperSport’s adaptive all-wheel-drive chassis has also been improved, with around 60 per cent of the car’s rear suspension components receiving revisions – the front HiPerStrut system though remains unchanged. The same can be said about the engine, which has not been modified – we have the turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 engine good for 325 HP (239 kW) and 435 Nm (321 lb-ft) of torque. Mated to the six-speed manual transmission, the model accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds (6.1 seconds for Sports Tourer) before losing its breath at 170 mph (273 km/h).
The price has also been announced, starting at £29,749 OTR for the Hatch and £31,049 for the Sports Tourer.