Monday 25 May 2009

2009 Vauxhall/Opel Insignia VXR/OPC completes 10,000km testing (DE)

The German car maker, Opel said that all vehicles in its OPC lineup (VXR in UK) complete 10,000km (6,219 mile) testing around the 12.9 miles Nordschleife, Nurburgring before they go on sale. While there are no lap times disclosed, the company said that a few days ago, the Insignia OPC completed its 10,000km challenge with no problems.

"The Insignia OPC sedan raced 487 laps for 12 days at some top speeds flawlessly. This kind of performance and quality is what we expect from all our Opel cars," said Hans Demant, Managing Director of Opel.

Over the next few days, the Insignia Sports Tourer OPC will also complete its final 10,000km testing around the Nordschleife. Both models boast a 325bhp, 2.8 litre V6 turbo engine with Adaptive 4x4 and an electronic rear limited slip differential (eLSD) with purpose-built Brembo brakes. The OPC/VXR models are due to go on sale in Europe during Summer time.

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