The Vauxhall Insignia was launched in 2008 to replace the Vectra. Though its design was one worth commending and its function of trawling motorways well accomplished, it doesn’t offer much in the way of driving dynamics. The VXR model changed this and previewed a slightly crazy and mischievous side to the brand that had more recently produced the Astra VXR, a machine that should arrive at dealers with an ASBO. Well, they have now gone even further by taking the Insignia and turning it up to, not 11, try 15!
This bruiser thanks to some under the skin fettling is now capable of 170MPH. That is crazy when you think of what sort of caliber of car the Insignia now has to face. For £29,995 it undercuts things such as the BMW M5 and the current Insignia VXR. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think prospective BMW buyers will change there mind and buy this instead, but it does get you thinking. Dubbed the SuperSport, it replaces the standard VXR all together offering much greater performance at a lower price. A 2.8 litre V6 turbocharged engine is the cause of all the fuss and in tandem with the cars AWD systems it can accelerate occupants to 60MPH in just 5.6 seconds.