Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport: the UK’s fastest ‘cheap’ car

If you like your motors to have lots of punch then Vauxhall may have something for you – a supercar performance with a bargain price tag.

The Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport

The impressive Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport

That’s because Vauxhall says its new Insignia VXR SuperSport is the fastest car in the UK with a price below £30,000.

The Insignia VXR SuperSport will reach 170mph and now takes up the flagship role for the Insignia range.

The Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport leads redesign for the range

Vauxhall have brought in a range of design and chassis changes to the Insignia VXR SuperSport, as well as the rest of the popular Insignia range, with the car available as either a Sports Tourer or a hatch.

Both have an engine that will produce 325PS and have extensive restyling in the front and rear with some exclusive touches such as ‘saber-tooth’ detailing at the front and a tailpipe trim.

The car maker has also revamped the Insignia VXR SuperSport’s adaptive all-wheel-drive chassis: around 60% of the vehicle’s rear suspension have been revised and the front struts have been tweaked to allow hard cornering without losing control of the car.

In addition, the car has precise handling which controls understeer and the damper software has been upgraded.

Insignia VXR SuperSport has assured handling

Make no mistake, the Insignia VXR SuperSport is a great car and is a tribute to many of Vauxhall’s previous sporty productions though this car will take on cars which cost two or three times as much and offer handling and speed that matches their performance.

The Insignia VXR SuperSport is undoubtedly one of the best value high performance saloon cars available and the refinements also extend to improvements to the noise vibration to help make the ride a lot for enjoyable for passengers.

In addition, NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) behaviour has been fine-tuned to achieve greater refinement for occupants, enhancing the SuperSport’s credentials as one of the UK’s best-value performance saloon cars.

Hit a stop speed of 170 mph with the Insignia VXR SuperSport

The Insignia VXR SuperSport has six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel-drive and will reach 60mph in just 5.9 seconds (though it’s 6.1 seconds for the Sports Tourer) before going on to a top speed of 170mph.

At these speeds you’ll be glad to have the electronically controlled 4×4 system and an electronic limited-slip differential which constantly adapts to the road conditions and varies torque distribution.

Available to order now, the Insignia VXR SuperSport starts at £29,749 OTR for the Hatch and £31,049 for the Sports Tourer.

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