Opel Insignia GSi Design Preview
Sharper, more precise, even more efficient.
The new Opel Insignia GSi is a sports sedan for those who like something special.
A driver's car for maximum fun on all kinds of roads.
The chassis with its very dynamic set-up and the particularly high level of grip, in combination with all-wheel drive, ensures a rewarding driving experience as well as maximum safety.
The new eight-speed automatic transmission can be operated via shift-paddles at the steering wheel - like a racing car - for an even more active driving experience.
Typical of the new Insignia-generation is the combination of lightweight design, low center of gravity and 2.0-liter turbo power.
This results in excellent balance and a very good power to weight ratio.
Such internal values deserve a special exterior.
With large chrome air-intakes at the front and a neat rear spoiler for the necessary downforce on the rear axle, the GSi's looks perfectly match the performance.
The leather upholstered, integrated sports seats (specially developed for the GSi), the leather sports steering wheel and the aluminum pedals add the finishing touches.
Fine tuning in the best Opel tradition has led to the most efficient Insignia ever that makes the new GSi dynamically different to the already agile Insignia Grand Sport.
A new level of modern sportiness characterized by superb grip and razor-sharp precision - talents that fans of sporty midsize sedans will appreciate, which can also be seen on the stop watch.
"The new Insignia GSi is clearly quicker over one lap of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife than the more powerful Insignia OPC of the previous generation" concluded Director Performance Cars & Motorsport, Volker Strycek after testing.
One of the reasons is that the GSi is 160 kilograms lighter than a comparable Insignia OPC 2.8 V6 Turbo.
Just like a lean athlete.