2009 Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer. The Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer will reach showrooms in late 2009, but first it has to go through the Green Hell of the Nürgurgring’s Nordschleife, considered the strongest, most difficult and risky race track in the world. Opel engineers asserts that all cars in their OPC range complete a rigorous 10,000 kilometer testing around the 20.8 km Nordschleife of the Nürburgring.
Like the Opel Insignia OPC sedan, the Sports Tourer is full of technological highlights.The Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer can reach a 325 hp/239 kW, 435 Nm 2.8-liter V6 Turbo engine for maximum power. It has high-tech elements, like a lower, modified mechatronic chassis with FlexRide, an Adaptive 4×4 transmission with an electronic rear slip differential (eLSD) and purpose all supported by expansive station wagon functionality with 1530 liters of load volume.
The Insignia OPC Sports Tourer engine is 25 percent stronger than the 260 hp version of the 2.8 V6 Turbo in the Insignia Sport and Cosmo. The improvement in power was gained by modifying the exhaust, considerably reducing the counter pressure, with distinct mufflers backing to a sporty, deep sound. The unit comes with a six-speed manual transmission, allowing acceleration from zero to 100 in 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h.