Insignia Sports Tourer OPC by Steinmetz: fastest Opel in the world

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2010

The distinction of having the fastest street-legal Opel goes to Steinmetz in collaboration with Klasen Motors. Last October at the Italian Nardo circuit, the twin-tuned Opel Insignia Sports Tourer OPC reached 287.4 km/h (178.6 mph). The vehicle started as a turbocharged V6 with 325 hp and 435 Nm.

After which, Steinmetz lowered the suspension, optimized the aerodynamics (new grille, "pedestrian friendly" front spoiler and a custom rear spoilers) and installed a set of 20-inch rims.

Also added were new floor mats, a bespoke roof spoiled and chrome trim. At Klasen Motors, where the car was fitted with a bigger turbine, a new exhaust system and a larger intercooler were attached.

After receiving new fuel injectors and ECU reprogramming, the Insignia was recorded to be able to produce 400 hp and 550 Nm of torque. The car is still able to use its OPC stock adaptive FlexRide suspension and brakes.

Furthermore, when setting the record, the driver didn't have to turn the steering wheel to a very big angle. That's because when driving on the outer most lane, thanks to the circuit's banking, a car can travel up to a speed of 240 km/h without having to steer at all.

Press Release

Insignia Sports Tourer OPC by STEINMETZ

World Record in Nardo

For the tuning elite, the dates of 18/19 October 2009 represented a very special time in the calendar:

the High Performance Event by Continental and Auto Bild SportsCars in Nardo.

Nardo – an oval over 12 km, on which speeds far above 250 km/h can be – and are – achieved!

For Steinmetz Opel-Tuning and Klasen Motors, the ideal place for breaking the existing speed world record for a road-legal Opel… and for setting a new record of 287.4 km/h.

This puts the Insignia Sports Tourer OPC by Steinmetz / Klasen right at the top of the Opel best ever list. For everyone who wants to share in the flair, the following parts are available for the Opel Insignia:

The current Steinmetz product range for both vehicles includes:

  • Alloy wheels ST7 20″, in white & polished black 5-door, Sports Tourer and OPC
  • Lowering 5-door, Sports Tourer and OPC
  • Front grille 5-door and Sports TourerFront spoiler, pedestrian-friendly 5-door and Sports Tourer
  • Roof spoiler Sports Tourer only
  • Foot mats 5-door and Sports TourerDoor
  • handle trims, chromed stainless steel 5-door and Sports Tourer

The latest Klasen Motors product range for the performance upgrade:

A modified intercooler, larger turbo with 3″ exhaust system including rear silencer, modified fuel injection system and reprogrammed engine electronics are the components responsible for the incredible performance upgrade.Developing 400 HP at 5250 rpm and 550 Nm, there is plenty of power available in every situation to satisfy even the keenest and most enthusiastic driver.

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