Opel has yet to publicly debut the 2018 Insignia Grand Sport, but it has no issue with talking up the engineering behind its new flagship sedan.
The 2018 Opel Insignia Grand Sport will arrive with an all-new torque vectoring all-wheel drive system, and the brand thinks it’s going to turn some heads.
“The new generation Opel Insignia sets new benchmarks for midsize automobiles” says William F. Bertagni, Vice President Vehicle Engineering Europe. “Torque vectoring represents the state-of-the-art in transmitting power to the road. The new Insignia with torque vectoring all-wheel drive matches the best in the industry when it comes to ‘fun-to-drive’.”
Conventional torque vectoring systems carry too much weight for Opel’s standards, so it went ahead and turned to a Twinster torque-vectoring system, which uses a rear module without a differential. The all-wheel drive system can apply torque to one or both of the rear wheels independently.
Of course, this offers great benefits for cornering when pushing the car’s performance. Torque can be gradually fed to the outside rear wheel for more precise feel. The system also features yaw control to keep the vehicle neutral in varied conditions.
The system will be controllable via selectable modes that include a dedicated Sport mode for the greatest performance experience.
Europeans won’t have much longer to wait; Opel will debut the 2018 Insignia Grand Sport at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.