Opel Insignia OPC "nuevas Fotos Espa Desde Espaa"

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
opel insignia opc nuevas fotos espa desde espaa

Yes, in the midst of the GM – Opel divorce, the tell-me-why-we-went-upmarket-again Insignia turbo six has appeared on our favorite Spanish auto blog Motorpasion (hola amigos!). I could summarize their info, but I know that our Best and Brightest are a multilingual mob—or at least] listened to Dora the Explorer way too many times. So here’s the quatro uno uno from la boca de caballo. But remember: these are spy shots. No digas ni mu or ni pío de esto.

Es una pena que nuestro lector Daerox no haya podido acercarse algo más a esta unidad del Opel Insgnia OPC, ya que hubiesemos podido verlo con total claridad, puesto que iba totalmente desnudo al ser el protagonista de un reportaje fotográfico.

Pero menos da una piedra y ya que en la presentación privada sólo pudimos ver su frontal, ahora, aunque en la imagen se vea algo pequeño, también podemos ver su trasera, que presenta un nuevo paragolpes con lo que parece un pequeño difusor, flanqueado por una salida de escape a cada lado.

La información oficial todavía está por revelar, así que todos los datos son meras especulaciones, pero recordemos que se hablaba de un motor V6 Twin-Turbo de 320 CV con los que plantar cara a rivales como el Volkswagen Passat R36 o el Audi S4 [s]RS4[/s]. De momento, apunta maneras con esa tracción integral y unas vías más anchas. Y por que no, con una estética muy bien conseguida.

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  • Redwood Redwood on Mar 20, 2009

    This car is gorgeous. I hope GM brings it over here in a similar form, and hopefully with AWD. I'm never going to own a FWD sedan if I can help it.

  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Mar 28, 2009

    I too am watching the Opel-Saturn thing unfold too. They should have planned ahead and sold the Insignia here as the Aura (or just skipped the whole rebadge thing). Of course they might need to build it here to actually profit from it. Dunno why they don't promote their Saturn products better and build some of the Opels in the USA (or Mexico at least) so they can profit from these nice products they sell everywhere else. Imagine an Astra or Insignia wagon. Yeah...

  • FreedMike I don't know why this dash shocks anyone - the whole "touchscreen uber alles" thing is pure Tesla.
  • ToolGuy CXXVIII comments?!?
  • ToolGuy I did truck things with my truck this past week, twenty-odd miles from home (farther than usual). Recall that the interior bed space of my (modified) truck is 98" x 74". On the ride home yesterday the bed carried a 20 foot extension ladder (10 feet long, flagged 14 inches past the rear bumper), two other ladders, a smallish air compressor, a largish shop vac, three large bins, some materials, some scrap, and a slew of tool cases/bags. It was pretty full, is what I'm saying.The range of the Cybertruck would have been just fine. Nothing I carried had any substantial weight to it, in truck terms. The frunk would have been extremely useful (lock the tool cases there, out of the way of the Bed Stuff, away from prying eyes and grasping fingers -- you say I can charge my cordless tools there? bonus). Stainless steel plus no paint is a plus.Apparently the Cybertruck bed will be 78" long (but over 96" with the tailgate folded down) and 60-65" wide. And then Tesla promises "100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage — including the under-bed, frunk and sail pillars." Underbed storage requires the bed to be clear of other stuff, but bottom line everything would have fit, especially when we consider the second row of seats (tools and some materials out of the weather).Some days I was hauling mostly air on one leg of the trip. There were several store runs involved, some for 8-foot stock. One day I bummed a ride in a Roush Mustang. Three separate times other drivers tried to run into my truck (stainless steel panels, yes please). The fuel savings would be large enough for me to notice and to care.TL;DR: This truck would work for me, as a truck. Sample size = 1.
  • Art Vandelay Dodge should bring this back. They could sell it as the classic classic classic model
  • Surferjoe Still have a 2013 RDX, naturally aspirated V6, just can't get behind a 4 banger turbo.Also gloriously absent, ESS, lane departure warnings, etc.