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New Opel Insignia OPC – Spy video: testing and sound on Nurburgring

Before its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this autumn, the second-generation Opel Insignia still has some testing to do. Our spy photographers caught the car again, this time wearing OPC alloy wheels. Beyond them sit Cadillac brake callipers. This is not the first time General Motors has worked in mysterious ways. Because: Looking at the size of the brake discs or soft damper setting, it?s rather clear that this test mule is far from being an OPC-grade machine. But testing how the chassis responds to thumping great wheels is an important part of a new vehicle research and development process. So, let?s call this an early test mule for what?s becoming an Insignia OPC once it gets ready. The new model will receive a touch-sensitive infotainment system, physical buttons for the audio system, and a few more buttons for the air conditioning. Compared to the too-busy dashboard of the outgoing Insignia, the second generation is bang on the money. The instrument cluster is lifted straight from the Opel Astra K and looks modern enough for most people. Under the skin, the 2017 Opel Insignia employs the GM E2XX platform, which uses high-strength steel in its construction. Structural rigidity gains aside, the all-new E2XX architecture also promises to make the Insignia fitter than the current model. Look forward to a weight reduction of 140 kilos. In the oily bits department, four-cylinder turbo diesel and gasoline engines will have to do. The 2017 Opel Insignia in sedan and station wagon forms will be built at the German manufacturer?s plant in Rsselsheim. Iscrivetevi al nostro canale: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motorionlinetv Seguiteci su Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motorionline/ Seguiteci su Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/motorionline/ - @motorionline Le nostre migliori foto su Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/motorionline/ - @motorionline Tutti gli aggiornamenti su Tumblr: http://motorionline.tumblr.com/
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