The latest option for the Vauxhall Insignia VXR is a derestricted package, which allows the car to reach a new top speed of 170mph.
The option, known as 'Unlimited', removes the standard Vauxhall Insignia VXR's 155mph restrictor, meaning drivers can push the all wheel drive model to the new top speed.
Both manual and automatic transmissions will be available in Hatch, Saloon and Sports Tourer body styles, models with the 'Unlimited' option are distinguished by a blue Brembo logo on its front brake callipers and a newly-designed tachometer and speedometer, showing higher increments.
The Vauxhall Insignia VXR's turbo-charged 2.8 litre V6 engines produces 325PS and allows the car to accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds for the manual hatch.
An Adaptive 4x4 system features in the Vauxhall Insignia VXR, featuring a sport differential with a Haldex multi-disc clutch as well as electronic centre and rear limited slip differentials (eLSD), complimented by the FlexRide chassis, which provides drivers with three driving setups: standard, Sport and VXR.
To ensure that Vauxhall Insignia VXR models fitted with the Unlimited option were safe, prototype vehicles were subjected to extensive testing at the Nurburgring's Nordschleife (north loop), where they covered 10,000 validation kilometers. The test programme is rated at ‘factor 18’, which corresponds to 180,000kms (112,000 miles) on normal roads.
“For those owners who enjoy driving on the continent, the Unlimited option lets them experience the Insignia VXR’s true top speed, combined with the peerless stability and secure handling that only an all-wheel-drive chassis can offer,” said Stuart Harris, Vauxhall’s Group Product Manager.
The Insignia VXR’s Unlimited option costs just £250 and is available immediately through Vauxhall dealers.Published 9 May 2011