Opel Insignia saloon tuned by Irmscher

Irmscher’s latest kit focuses on appearance and handling upgrades for the Insignia

Irmscher’s latest kit focuses on appearance and handling upgrades for the Insignia

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German tuner Irmscher is a specialist when it comes to modifying Opels, having worked with the brand for more than 40 years and previously installing a V8 engine in the compact Opel GT. Not surprisingly, it's one of the first companies to work on the new 2009 Insignia sedan, and has now released a range of styling and handling mods just in the time for the car’s sales launch.

The package includes a new bodykit, stiffer suspension, uprated brakes and 20in forged alloy wheels. The bodykit is probably the most striking feature of the complete package, and has been designed to improve aerodynamics while also adding a touch of aggression. It includes a front lower spoiler, a custom grille, new side sills, and a rear spoiler. The Insignia’s standard rear bumper has also been modified with the addition of a new carbon insert.

The only modification designed to add more power to the Insignia is a high-flow exhaust system, which features a dual branched twin-rear high-grade steel silencer.

Opel is also working on its own in-house version of a sporty Insignia, which is expected to be sold under the guise of the company’s OPC performance division. You can see spy shots of the car in our previous story by clicking here.
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