Europe frequently receives desirable models and variations of cars which are unavailable to us here in the US of A. Just in the past week two enticing new cars which won’t ever be brought across the Atlantic made their debut, the Opel Adam S and Astra OPC Extreme. But there is one piece of forbidden fruit we desire to have stateside almost more than any other, the Vauxhall Insignia VXR Supersport wagon.
The Insignia VXR Supersport uses a 2.8 liter twin turbocharged V6 engine making a hefty 321 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. That powerplant helps it accelerate from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds and on to a top speed of around 165 mph. Things get better, too. It also has a six-speed manual transmission, big Brembo brakes and four wheel drive. Can you really ask for a better package than that?
In theory then, the Insiginia VXR Supersport wagon should be one impressive machine. But because of its limited availability, we’ll never experience the VXR Supersport first hand. Luckily for us, Alex Goy, host of XCAR, reviewed it for his latest video to see if the high-performance wagon is as appealing in the real world as it is on paper. Check it out the video below.