Insignia OPC buyers have gotten what they’ve wished for: an ‘Unlimited’ version of the most powerful Insignia. The vehicle is its usual 325 hp, all-wheel drive self. It even still has the OPC badge on the back.
The big difference is that it doesn’t have an electronically-restricted top speed, which means that it can attain a stop speed of 270 km/h (accomplished by the sedan with manual transmission). Alain Visser, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Aftersales at Adam Opel AG, said that the company decided to give in to what customers frequently ask for.
Visser said that these customers are “generally experienced and responsible drivers” who seek to explore and take advantage of the car’s full technical possibilities. What distinguishes the ‘Unlimited’ version are a blue Brembo logo and new designs on the tachometer and speedometer.
The OPC maintains its other performance figures. It can still accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in 6 seconds (depending on the chassis and transmission) and it also has the same emissions and fuel consumption. By getting the ‘Unlimited’ package, the customers also get an OPC performance driving training course on the Opel proving grounds in Dudenhofen.
Opel brand ambassador Joachim Winkelhock and several motor sports instructors will teach owners how to make use of the driving dynamics of the vehicle more safely and with more confidence. The OPC-specific 10,000-kilometer test program also comes with the ‘Unlimited’ version.
This program proves the vehicle’s fine tuning and long-term endurance when it’s put through the harshest possible conditions on the Nürburgring Nordschleife north loop.
The loads on the test cycle are rated at factor 18, equivalent to an on-the-road test of 180,000 kilometers. The ‘Unlimited’ Insignia will go on sale this month. In Germany, it has a starting price of €48,605 for the four-door notchback with manual transmission.