A prototype for the new Insignia VXR Grand Sport has been spotted!

Compared to the standard model, the vxr can be identified by sportier bumper designs at both ends, enlarged intakes in the front, a subtle aero kit complete with rear spoiler, and enlarged wheels housing Brembo brakes. You can also just make out a pair of sport seats through the windshield in some of the shots.

It’s hard to tell what Vauxhall is planning mechanical-wise but we’re expecting an adjustable suspension system and the standard Insignia’s twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system which can split torque between the axles and between the rear wheels. A limited-slip differential may also be added to the front axle.

What isn’t so clear is the identity of the engine lurking beneath the hood. The previous-generation Insignia VXRs came with a 2.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 good for 325. However, there are rumors Vauxhall is planning a turbocharged inline-4 for the latest model.

 

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