- General Motors' German subsidiary will unveil a freshened version of the Opel Insignia OPC at the upcoming 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
- The Opel Insignia OPC is the hot-rod cousin of the Buick Regal.
- The Insignia range in Europe is getting a modest face-lift and mechanical upgrades for 2014.
The range-topping Insignia OPC is the high-performance variant. Equipped with all-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission, the Insignia OPC delivers 321 horsepower. The sedan accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 6.0 seconds, the Sports Tourer wagon in 6.3 seconds.
In Germany, top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. In some markets, the unrestricted speed peaks at close to 170 mph.
The Insignia range is being updated this fall, with restyled front and rear ends and upgraded mechanicals, including a re-engineered rear axle and enhanced chassis software.
Recaro seats, Brembo brakes and an electronic limited-slip differential are standard on the Insignia OPC.
Edmunds says: Imagine an all-wheel-drive Regal wagon with this kind of performance.