The Opel tuning specialists at Steinmetz have unveiled a new package for the 2010 Opel Astra J. In desperate need of a refined look, the tuners hooked it up with several aerodynamic parts including a new front spoiler, blacked out grille, and rear roof spoiler that flows with the styling lines. Enhancing the exterior look are stainless steel strips in silver and anthracite to cover the door handles and sides. Giving the Opel Astra J a sportier look is the suspension lowering kit to drop the car 30 mm closer to the ground. For the wheels, Steinmetz offers two styles, a ST10 and ST7 which both measure 19×8.5 inches.
Here we have the fastest Opel built by the tuning company Steinmetz, the street legal Opel Insignia Sports Tourer OPC. Setting a new top speed record of 287.4 km/h, the new Opel Insignia accomplished this staggering number in October during a test run at the Nardo ring in Italy. The track in Italy allows the driver to reach the cars maximum speed, without ever having to turn the wheels, thanks to its large 12 kilometer oval circuit. Tuning the performance outside the engine bay, Steinmetz installed a custom aerodynamic kit that included new front and rear spoilers, side skirts, and a new front grille. The Opel Insignia also received a sport suspension kit, along with 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels, and a few extra chrome features for the exterior.
Revealing the latest car tuning work from JMS is the Opel Vectra C OPC station wagon, and it has a sporty look for the modifications it received. JMS started off by lowering the car, so they installed H&R springs on the front which lowered it 45 mm, and the rear dropped by 35 mm. The lowering springs cost 198 euros and will work the factory shock absorbers of the Opel Vectra C OPC. Completing the exterior styling are Barracuda Velvet racing wheels measuring 19×8.5 and 19×9.5 in the rear. High performance tires were fitted, and the front received 245/35/19, while the rear rims are wrapped in 255/35/19 tires. The complete wheel and tire package is priced at 2,200 euros and JMS also offers an electronic engine tuning package for 799 euros. After the engine recalibration, the Opel Vectra C OPC has final performance numbers of 285 hp and 480 Nm of torque.
The latest work from the German tuner Steinmetz, is their Opel Insignia SportsTourer which will make its debut at Tuning World Bodensee 2009. At the Essen Motor Show in 2008, the standard Opel Insignia was introduced by Steinmetz, however the new model received several improvements. The exterior received a new front spoiler, front grille, and an exclusive two piece roof spoiler. New ST7 20″ alloy wheels available in white or black finish are an option, and come wrapped in 245/35 R20. To complement the wheels, a lowering kit was installed that dropped the vehicle about 25mm or 1 inch.
Vauxhall, a car tuning subsidiary of General Motors reveals their British version of the Opel Insignia OPC, the Vauxhall Insignia VXR. A 2.8-liter V6 turbocharged engine and a four wheel drive chassis make it a sophisticated vehicle. This is Vauxhall’s first Insignia that will be using their 4×4 technology through a custom chassis design that reduces torque-steer, while maintaining negative camber at the wheels during cornering, to improve the traction in wet or dry conditions. The turbo ECOTEC engine produces 325hp and can reach 60mph in 5.8 seconds while the design of this particular model has been inspired by the Vauxhall Opel GTC. A larger bumper supporting twin mesh grilles stands out in the front, and in the rear some models receive a spoiler to compliment the unique bumper molding, fitted with the dual chrome exhausts.