Vauxhall’s BMW M5 beating Insignia VXR SuperSport

Opel’s British cousin, Vauxhall, has launched its range topping Insignia VXR that boasts a supercar-challenging 274km/h (170mph) top speed!

Wearing the ‘Insignia VXR SuperSport’ badge, the super-sedan is powered by a turbocharged 2.8-litre V6 engine that generates 239kW (320hp/325PS) of power. Drive is sent to a torque-sensing all-wheel drive system via a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox, with 0-60mph (97km/h) dispatched in just 5.6 seconds in manual, and 5.9 seconds in auto.

The car is also equipped with adaptive damping and Opel’s sophisticated HiPer strut suspension at the front.

Priced from £29,995 (A$46,146 based on today’s conversion rate), the VXR SuperSport has no direct competitor, as no other manufacturers produce an affordable four-door sedan that will hit supercar level of top speed.

Its closest rival, in terms of top speed, is possibly the venerable BMW M5 with a 250km/h (155mph) electronically limited top end, costing A$172,895 before on-roads (£73,000 in the UK)!

Opel Australia, please could we have one too?!

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