The latest Vauxhall Insignia VXR is now available with what is known as ‘Unlimited’ option, this removes the regular 155mph restrictor and allows the car to achieve 170mph. The Vauxhall Insignia VXR has one of the most advanced turbocharged 2.8 litre V6 engines of its kind capable of 0-60mph in as little as 5.6 seconds.
To ensure the Vauxhall Insignia VXR fitted with ‘Unlimited’ option is safe prototype vehicles underwent extensive testing at the gruelling Nurbürgring’s Nordschleife (north loop), where 10,000 validation kilometres were accrued. The test programme is rated at ‘factor 18’, which corresponds to 180,000kms (112,000 miles) on normal roads. Stuart Harris, Vauxhalls Group Product Manager said “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.
The Unlimited option costs just £250 and is available immediately through Vauxhall dealers.