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by George Skentzos

The performance flagship of the recently released Opel Insignia is nearing completion with an almost completely undisguised prototype captured lurking around its natural habitat at Germany’s Nürburgring.

While the more timid versions are already available in showrooms, the OPC-variant embodies the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” design philosophy, packing a turbocharged V6 engine under the bonnet delivering over 224kW.

Hinting at its performance capability is a new front bumper with much larger air intakes, wider sills and fenders, larger wheels and a more prominent boot lip spoiler.

2009 Opel Insignia OPC spied and rendered

This power is speculated to be transferred through an advanced all-wheel-drive system compared to the standard Insignia’s front-wheel-drive configuration.

2009 Opel Insignia OPC spied and rendered

It was wildly speculated that Holden may introduce the Insignia into the Australian line-up but with the unveiling of the new Cruze this has become far less likely.




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