As expected, a very handsome concept has been rendered for the new Opel Insignia Grand Sport. Proposed by X-Tomi Design, the Insignia Grand Sport OPC has additional features that differ from the regular sedan.
If only we could have it our way, we would love to see the rendering artist’s “performance version” in real life. To start off, X-Tomi’s redesigned front grille with bigger vents on the lower bumper gives the sedan a more powerful look. There is obviously an improved low centre of gravity with the new side skirts in place.
All in all, the design is not “over the top” from the sedan’s standard characteristics, the “OPC version” is undoubtedly more defined, thus, more noticeable in every angle. We also learned that the wheels were also upgraded but we just couldn’t see it from here.
When it comes to the engine specs, Opel is said to be bringing at least 2 new engines, a 2.0 litre and a 1.5 power unit. The 247 hp 2.0 L will likely use four cylinders for the OPC variant. If that’s the case, the new generation Insignia Grand Sport OPC will exceed the previous gen’s 320hp. Meanwhile, the 1.5 litre gasoline is expected to deliver up to 163hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.
The new Insignia Gran Sport was first seen as a Monza concept last 2013. It was then developed to prepare it for production and has been carrying badges from both Vauxhall and Holden. Like the others, we also couldn’t wait to finally see the new Insignia Grand Sport marked with Opel’s signature “lightning bolt”.
If there’s more, Opel and Vauxhall are said to be offering the base model with more safety features. It will be featuring a “rear cross traffic” warning system along with “lane departure” and “lane keep assist”. The 2017 Insignia Grand Sport’s “adaptive cruise control” meanwhile allows the emergency braking to engage automatically once an obstacle is detected.
But since Opel hasn’t given enough details, the least we could do is to wait 'til they officially settle the real score. The Insignia Grand Sport’s base model is slated for its official launch this coming March 2017 ---- hopefully alongside with the more spacious Sports Tourer variant. In the meantime, let’s keep our fingers crossed that this Opel Insignia Grand Sport OPC’s “rendered version” to follow suit. If that’s not asking for too much?