Insignia VXR SuperSport: faster, but cheaper
Wednesday 07 November 2012
• 170 mph for less than £30k
• Most powerful car in its price bracket available in the UK
• Cheaper than its predecessor
The Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport has been launched this week. Replacing the current Insignia range topper, the VXR SuperSport will be faster but cheaper than its predecessor, capable of topping 170mph but costing £3,760 less than the incumbent VXR, at £29,995.
Vauxhall says it now produces more power and has a higher top speed than any car on sale in the UK for less than £30,000. The car is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.8-litre V6 which produces 321bhp. Power is sent to all four wheels via either a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
The car can sprint to 60mph in 5.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 170mph – up from 155 after having its limiter removed.
To cope with all this power, the VXR SuperSport is fitted with Brembo brakes and Vauxhall’s HiPerStrut front suspension which improves wet weather grip.
The Insignia VXR SuperSport is available to order now and, as with all Vauxhalls, it comes with a lifetime/100,000 mile warranty.
By James Richardson