First 2012 Opel Insignia OPC Unlimited Video Released

Ever since Opel announced the Insignia OPC would have a version that is not governed by the speed nanny, everyone was surprised that the carmaker would brake the gentleman's agreement" that has until now limited the model’s top speed to 250 km/h (155 mph).

Now the GM’s German division has released the first video of the 2012 Opel Insignia OPC Unlimited, and we can all see the car hasn’t turned into a beast, as it’s still at home on a twisty road.

There’s nothing new or revolutionary to report about the V6 lump under the bonnet, as it still provided 325 horsepower to all four wheels, but the model can now reach a maximum top speed of 270 km/h (sedan, with manual transmission).

“We are responding to frequently expressed customer wishes,”
says Alain Visser, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Aftersales at Adam Opel AG. “Insignia OPC buyers are generally experienced and responsible drivers who want to enjoy the full technical possibilities of their car.”

To set it apart from the regular OPC model, the edition gets a blue Brembo logo and a newly-designed tachometer and speedometer. All the other performance figures of the regular OPC remain untouched, including the zero to 100 km/h in of about 6 seconds (depending on the chassis and transmission), emissions and fuel consumption.

“The ‘Unlimited’ customer package includes an OPC performance driving training course on the Opel proving grounds in Dudenhofen. Owners will learn how to exploit the driving dynamics of their vehicle even more safely and confidently, under the supervision of Opel brand ambassador Joachim Winkelhock and instructors with motor sports experience,” the German carmaker brags.

The model is already available in Germany, priced at €48,605 for the our-door notchback with manual transmission.

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