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ALL-NEW VAUXHALL INSIGNIA GSI IS FASTEST-EVER VAUXHALL AT 'RING

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ALL-NEW VAUXHALL INSIGNIA GSI IS FASTEST-EVER VAUXHALL AT

Vauxhall's all-new Insignia GSi has demonstrated its exceptional performance levels at one of the world's most challenging race circuits, Germany's Nürburgring. Sitting 10mm closer to the road than the rest of the Insignia range, and taking 160kg off the previous Insignia VXR, the GSi is the quickest Vauxhall production car to take on the iconic German track.

The superior performance of the new Insignia GSi is down to advances across the vehicle, which include all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, a new mechatronic FlexRide chassis, Brembo four-cylinder brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyres on 20-inch rims. Power is delivered by a refined 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine supported by an eight-speed automatic gearbox, offering shift-paddles on the steering wheel to provide an active and responsive driving experience.

Having undergone extensive testing at the Nürburgring, nicknamed “The Green Hell” by legendary Formula 1 driver Sir Jackie Stewart, the Insignia GSi took 12 seconds off the time set by the outgoing VXR model. Vauxhall’s Director of Performance Cars and Motor Sport, Volker Strycek led the development team working on the new Insignia GSi, and used the unique challenges of the track to fine-tune the model to suit performance driving on any circuit.

“The lightweight architecture, excellent chassis configuration and unique all-wheel drive system, along with the performance tyres make the GSi as precise and sharp as we wanted it to be,” said Strycek after his test drives.

“The results speak for themselves, and the new Insignia GSi can lap the Nürburgring up to 12 seconds faster than its more powerful VXR predecessor. Where the course becomes more demanding and requires the car to react with more agility and precision, such as in the corners or stretches with low friction, the GSi is definitely faster and easy to control.”

Drivers can choose from three key driving modes, Standard, Tour and Sport, while Vauxhall has also developed a fourth setting exclusively for the Insignia GSi, ‘Competition’. With a double press of the ESP button, the GSi switches the traction control off and allows more yaw, giving skilled drivers the chance to excel when on the track. Elsewhere, the fine-tuned engine creates the most efficient Insignia ever, with refined dynamics when compared to the already agile Insignia Grand Sport, and generating 400Nm of torque.

The new Insignia GSi will be available in either Grand Sport or Sports Tourer bodystyles when it arrives in Vauxhall showrooms next year.

DELIVERING BRILLIANCE: VAUXHALL CORSAVAN RETAINS TITLE AT BUSINESS VAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

DELIVERING BRILLIANCE: VAUXHALL CORSAVAN RETAINS TITLE ...

Posted on: 23rd Mar 2018

Vauxhall's Corsavan has scooped the Best Small Delivery Van at the Business Van of the Year Awards for another year. The Corsavan beat its rivals in this sector, suiting business drivers that need a vehicle suitable for delivering small packages.

VAUXHALL CORSA GSi BACK AFTER 25-YEAR HIATUS

VAUXHALL CORSA GSi BACK AFTER 25-YEAR HIATUS

Posted on: 21st Mar 2018

After a quarter-century in the British market, Vauxhall's evergreen Corsa will return in GSi guise this year, reinforcing the 'performance through dynamics' theme adopted by the recently launched Insignia GSi. Available to order later this year, the Corsa GSi will take the key chassis and design elements from the current Corsa VXR...

VAUXHALL REVEALS ALL NEW COMBO LIFE

VAUXHALL REVEALS ALL NEW COMBO LIFE

Posted on: 5th Mar 2018

Launching Vauxhall in to the leisure activity vehicle (LAV) segment, these are the first pictures of the all-new Combo Life. Arriving in Vauxhall showrooms late 2018, the new Combo Life is full of innovations that makes it a great choice for the whole family. The spacious, highly practical and versatile Combo Life is equipped with two rear sliding ...

VAUXHALL ANNOUNCES INSIGNIA GSi PRICING

VAUXHALL ANNOUNCES INSIGNIA GSi PRICING

Posted on: 4th Jan 2018

Following its world premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Vauxhall has announced the prices for the all-new Insignia GSi, the performance variant of Vauxhall's flagship model. Available in both Grand Sport and Sports Tourer body styles, and powered by either a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol or 2.0-litre BiTurbo diesel engine, the Insignia GSi wil...