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Vauxhall has revealed the 170mph Insignia VXR SuperSport
posted on Nov 07 2012 by Sam Jones
The new range topping Insignia VXR SuperSport is set to eclipse all its rivals in terms of speed and cost.
Vauxhall has removed the electronic speed limiter, found in the old VXR, meaning the SuperSports 170mph top speed is 15mph faster than the car it replaces. The four-door saloon also reaches 62mph in just 5.6 seconds thanks to the 2.8-litre V6 turbo engine producing 321bhp. Adaptive damping and the HiPerStrut front suspension system also gives the SuperSport better grip than the previous VXR.
Not only is the SuperSport quicker, but costing just 29,995, it is also 3,760 cheaper than the previous Insignia VXR. This means that no other four-door saloons come close to competing with the SuperSport in terms of affordability or performance. The standard BMW M5 is priced at 73,000 and offers a top speed of just 155mph. Its closest rival would have to be the two-seater Cayman S which can reach 172mph but with prices starting at 48,000.
In terms of appearances, Vauxhall has only made a few changes from the previous Insignia VXR. The SuperSport now includes new brake callipers with blue Brembo lettering and a recalibrated speedometer.