So, how does a veteran German driver react when he is behind the wheel of the high-performance version of the Opel Insignia, known as the Insignia OPC, and experience the first thrill of this German demon? You might consider the Insignia OPC (known in Great Britain as the Vauxhall Insignia VXR) as the pinnacle of the Opels tuned by Opel Performance Center because this was engineered to be the mighty beast of the Autobahn.
Available in 4-door sedan, 5-door hatchback, and the Sports Tourer, the Insignia OPC offers exhilarating thrills, great performance, and aggressive looks, at the price that is more affordable than the BMW M3 and the Audi S4 but more expensive than the Mazdaspeed Axela.
Thanks to its aerodynamics tuning, the Insignia OPC provides a feisty exterior that others might be frightened because one look of the front face might scared others from thinking this face looks like Count Dracula, the vampire. If you can brave your way from the vampire's face, the interior is your safest spot to take control of the phantom of the Autobahn. The Insignia OPC offers Recaro sports seats that allow drivers to feel like they were inside a much sportier vehicle, but at least they are inside a sports sedan, fastback, or tourer. Once you are inside, there is no turning back to your ordinary car, if only you have the chance to tame the wild on the Autobahn.
The Insignia OPC's 2.8L V6 Turbo engine with over 300 PS of power output is the master brain of this Autobahn monster that lurks all day and all night. If you find it tougher than the German troops, the 6-speed manual transmission equipped in all three Insignia OPC body types is the prime point of turning an ordinary Insignia into a German-blood Spartan. However, the Spartan status is not enough without the FlexRide system that has different functions suitable on various areas, from city roads to highway roads.
The main question is, can the Spartan performance of the Insignia OPC good enough to pulverize the SHO variant of the Ford Taurus?
My thoughts about the Insignia OPC:
A performance-worthy version of the Opel Insignia is destined to be a German-blooded Spartan or perhaps to be the phantom of the Autobahn, but would that be enough to tackle down the Audi S4 and the Mazdaspeed Axela? I may never know how thrilling the Insignia OPC be because this premium high-performance sports is the alpha male of Opel vehicles. With sports-tuned suspension, powerful engine, and the aggressive styling, the Insignia OPC is a real bet for the Opel fan boys. I will be expecting that this car make grown men drool all the way to their first encounter.