If the Buick Regal GS has one true sour spot, it’s the exclusion of the 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 engine. The engine graces the Regal GS’ cousins in Europe and Australia, where it produces a healthy 321 hp and 321 lb-ft of torque.
Renowned tuner, Irmscher, has embarked on a new tuning project, however. The German tuning house has taken one standard Opel Insignia OPC wagon, and created what it calls he Irmscher is3 Bandit, according to Performance Drive.
While the name may not make much sense, its performance specs will heighten a drivers senses, no doubt.
With the application of an upgraded turbo and a new intake system to feed more air into the engine, Irmscher has successfully boosted the car to 374 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Power is still sent to Opel’s real-time all-wheel drive system, and is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. 0-62 happens in a swift 5.9 seconds. Not too shabby.
But, Irmscher didn’t go it alone with this project. The aggressive body kit and styling was designed by Köstner Opel, which also created the bespoke livery for the car.
Köstner Opel will be offering up the entire package for sale, but Irmscher will also offer individuals pieces of performance for sale should consumers prefer to piece their build together.