Production for the 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport has already begun and customers should begin to have their orders filled for Opel’s self-described flagship sedan very soon. So, why was Opel spotted at the Nürburgring with an Insignia prototype? It could very well be that this video shows the next Insignia OPC.
Opel has been quiet about the next OPC variant, only stating it likely won’t use a V6 for its next act; the outgoing Insignia OPC utilized a 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 engine good for 320 horsepower and 321 pound-feet of torque. This mule spotted features a few curious components that may tip Opel’s hand, though.
For starters, the front fascia looks slightly tweaked, and larger air intakes seem to be present. The car also looks to be riding on larger wheels with less wheel gap, too. At the rear, there are fewer clues, but there’s do denying this is an Insignia Grand Sport.
The biggest question is what will power the next OPC. North America has been graced with a slightly watered-down Insignia OPC in the Buick Regal GS. While the OPC paraded its 2.8-liter turbo V6, the Regal GS has soldiered on with GM’s 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine, found in dozens of vehicles. Might Opel have a trick up its sleeve? We don’t know, but we may see the hottest of Insignia make its debut later this year in Frankfurt, Germany.