Following on from my article about the new SEAT Ibiza Cupra, a car which in my view represents very good value for money, Vauxhall have now gone and announced a 170 mph super saloon priced at under £30k, the new Insignia VXR Supersport.
Now, £30k is more than I have to spend on a car and more than many people have to spend on a car but if you are in the market for a serious performance saloon the Supersport does seem a bit of a bargain, especially when you start to consider that it includes Vauxhall’s ‘Lifetime Warranty’. In terms of specifications and statistics, here is the key information:
- 2.8 litre V6 turbo
- 325 PS
- 0-60 in 5.6 seconds
- Top Speed of 170 mph
- All wheel drive
- HiPerStrut front suspension
- Adaptive damping system
To me, that all stacks up to create quite an appealing package. The HiPerStrut suspension has received very good reviews on other models and there is no denying that it is a quick car (although admittedly 170 mph isn’t that useful in the UK and you’d have to take a spin across to a German Autobahn if you wanted to stretch its legs). Couple this with a price that’s more than £3,500 less than the outgoing Insigina VXR and the ‘Lifetime Warranty’ and the Supersport starts to look pretty good.
In their Press Release Vauxhall talk about the links this car has back to their early performance models such as the 30-98, but for me the real grandfather of the Supersport is the Lotus Carlton and since it is such a fantastic looking car, I though it was worth sticking a picture in, enjoy!
Of course, if you are feeling a bit mental and the fast saloon thing doesn’t do it for you, Vauxhall also import the Maloo VXR which has a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds, and judging by the press photo is available in yellow…excellent!