Opel Insignia GSi, resurfacing a few acronyms that made history

To the end of the last century alone we were needed three) to know that we were talking about the car more dynamic Opel: GSi. Who doesn’t remember those Corsa, Astra or Kadett GSi of the 80’s and 90’s? Even today it is not complicated to come across with any of them, as it is a “series” of models that still maintains a good number of fans.

The case is that the German brand has wanted to revive these acronyms with one of their more recent additions to the range, the Insignia. In this way, the version below is named Opel Insignia GSi. Without getting to the radicalism of a drum, the Badge GSi already offers a good dose of sportiness with nothing less than 260 HP and maintains composure in its elegance.

As we told you during your presentation a couple of months ago, the Opel Insignia is a hatchback stockings that has worked better in its first generation and, according to forecasts, with this second one will succeed. The variant GSi probably will not be of the most sold, but what is certain is that it provides aesthetic more sporty and a remarkable better dynamic performance.

Aesthetics of the Opel Insignia GSi

external image does not differ too much from the versions more normal. It maintains the same lines, changing only light forms of the bumper and adding chrome accents as well as new air intakes. On the side we have new 20-inch wheels shod with tires Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S and some sideskirts more marked; while at the back will highlight a spoiler located on the profile of the tailgate. In the lower part of the exhaust outlets come in chrome and placed in a diffuser of black color.

In the cabin there are also details that we try to transmit this increased feeling of sportiness, even though neither comes to be somewhat radical. seats, probably, are the most striking elements of the Opel Insignia GSi, since they are very sporting, thanks to the headrest fixed, large fixtures to the side and the design achieved in the upper part of the same.

Dynamics of the Opel Insignia GSi

The new Badge is completely different to its predecessor. Beyond the aesthetic changes, which are not exactly few, the new model is much more dynamic and sporty. It has significantly reduced its weight and, in addition, are found closer to the soil, which greatly improves your cornering. To give you an idea, this Opel Badge GSi is 160 pounds lighter than the previous Insignia OPC, being able to improve his lap time in the old layout of the Nürburgring.

The version GSi today we reveal account with a chassis tuned specifically. Among other things receives a springs 10 mm shorter and shock absorbers harder. For its part, account with the chassis-adaptive FlexRide which adapts the suspension, steering, throttle response and change management, automatic 8-relationships. The driver can choose between modes-Standard, Tour and Sport. But that’s not all, because the Opel Insignia GSi also brings a mode “Competition” that varies the input of the ESP in operation, to allow for some fun.

Engines of the Opel Insignia GSi

On your arrival to our country will be offered with an engine 2.0 turbo petrol that delivers 260 HP and 400 Nm of torque. Your consumption combined is 8.6 l/100 km The engine tetracilíndrico is combined with a gearbox 8-speed automatic, which also has cams behind the wheel, and with the system of all-wheel-drive of the signature. Later there will come a propellant diesel, although we do not know the version and date of arrival.

Dates for the Opel Insignia GSi

This new version of greater sportiness of the sedan German will be officially presented at the Frankfurt Auto show, which is developed between days 14 and 24 of September. orders for our country will be opened in the month of November, to the mid, but the brand has not commented on when they will be here the first units.

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