• Sep 16, 2009
2010 Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer - Click above for high-res image gallery
Remember this? "More wagons! More wagons!" Well, here's another. Meet the Opel Insignia OPC Sports Tourer. Salient facts: 325-horsepower turbocharged 2.8-liter V6, AWD, six-speed manual, eLSD torque vectoring and it's a station wagon. Oh, and get this -- it's built from off the shelf GM parts. Serious.

For instance, that fancy-pants eLSD torque vectoring system comes from the Saab Turbo X. All the rest of the pieces are General Motors parts bin. Ready for the best part? You can't have it! Ha ha ha. Of course neither could we. Would we totally rock a slightly larger, good looking EVO X-ish station wagon? Hell to the yeah. Which part is the good GM again?





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      • 5 Years Ago
      I think the drooling here is much to do with the fact that you simply can't have it. Forbidden fruit, as it's called.

      Sort of like kids who want do do something more if they are told by their parents that they can't do it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're absolutely right, it has nothing to do with the 325hp, AWD, or six-speed manual in a wagon form factor. What drooling nincompoops we all are!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's the RS6 for the everyday man :)

      Working Joe's RS6.. Bring it on, opel (I live in Europe :p )
        • 5 Years Ago
        I envy you man, I would love to own of these over here. This car is beautiful.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's actually a budget S4 for clever people.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, 4, not 6, my bad (I used the most iconic 4WD sportswagon I could come up with)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Buick Regal Sport Wagon Super (or Gran Sport).

      'nuf said

      Bring it, GM. If you can't make a business case for a rebadged G8, at least give us the hot wagon version of the retrimmed-Insignia we all know will be the next Buick Regal.

      Do. It.
      Greg
      • 5 Years Ago
      holly cow this is sweet!!! i like it a lot i just wet my shorts! i wouldn't be embarrased to drive this car instead of a minivan! come on gm!!! slap a bucik badge on it and bring this one over here!!! please.
      • 5 Years Ago
      those are the Mazda R3 Rx8 wheels. look closely
      • 5 Years Ago
      A GM car I can say "gimme gimme gimme" about. HAWT!
        • 5 Years Ago
        oh, and does this looks better than the E63 AMG wagon? hell yeah, but of course the power of hte AMG will win me over, just saying design wise this rocks

        and @geo.s
        please don't mention the CC in this same thread, looks no where near this good
        that front is so bad only a mother could love it
        the opel on the other hand, well I cant find anything to pick at, which I did on the E63 AMG wagon
        • 5 Years Ago
        I know they're not in the same class, but this is much nicer looking than the CTS wagon IMO.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is why wagons aren't dowdy slow family vehicles.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gorgeous car! Yet all we get is four-wheeled, half-assed fugliness like the Crosstour. WHY OH WHY DO AMERICANS HATE WAGONS?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I saw Susan Dochtery comment several weeks ago on Fritz's blog, prior to Buick cancelling the mid-size CUV, that Buick had no intention of selling the Opel Insignia wagon as a Buick.

      But I just looked at the blog today, and no the word is that they comment on future Buick products, but that Buick continues to monitor consumer reaction to possible new products. And the Opel wagon got a tremendous reception at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

      I take this to mean that between enough positive comments both in Europe and North America about the Opel wagon, the cancellation of the mid-size CUV, and the great press that the CTS wagon has received, that a Buick wagon is now being considered.

      If Buick builds this wagon, it goes to #1 on my list of potential new cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is beyond sexy and gorgeous. I want it and I'm upset with GM for not bringing this over to the US. They are putting out some very nice stuff now, but I say bring this over instead of giving us that Spark or Beat or even the Cruze or whatever. This looks sick! I want it badly!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dude: Saab 9-3X has pretty much all the same bits, 6mt included.

      You'll have to order-to-suit, and it'll be $43k, but hey...this is one spicy Swedish meatball.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Insignia will be sold as a Buick Regal in North America. So why not sell a few wagons as the Regal Wagon and the hot version shown here as the Grand National Wagon?
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