That's for the Europeans, but the funny thing is that the Holden Commodore VXR (yes, they are apparently going to call it that) will offer similar performance from a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter.
The good news is that there's less weight to carry around: about 170 kg when compared to the old Insignia. So even with a smaller engine and two fewer cylinders, performance will be roughly the same.
We'd expect to see an output of around 300 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, maybe an even a little more. With the help of an 8-speed automatic gearbox, the sedan will launch from 0 to 100 km/h in around 6 seconds.
The Insignia OPC/VXR will also have a "Twinster" all-wheel-drive system, which uses twin clutch plates to send up to 50% of the torque to the rear. It doesn't have a differential, so we'll have to wait and see how that affects handling.
Of course, styling will also be improved with bigger air intakes, 20-inch wheels, lowered adaptive suspension and a twin exhaust system.
There's very little we can compare this to. Before, the 2.8-liter engine made the hot Insignia seem like a budget Audi S4 alternative. But with Ford, Mazda and VW not offering go-fast V6 sedans for many years, Opel might be getting its own niche.
Considering the advanced state of this prototype, a debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show looks likely. But the market launch might not happen until next year.