This Wagon is the UK’s Fastest Car Under £30,000

00-Vauxhall Insignia XVR SuperSport

Throughout the years, Americans have been able to purchase an impressive selection of cars that the rest of the world could not. The Pontiac GTO Judge, first-generation Dodge Viper, and full-size pickups are all cars not sold in countries like Britain that would make the subjects quake in their boots. So we can give them this- the 170 mph Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport.

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01-Vauxhall Insignia XVR SuperSport

Set to make a live debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the VXR SuperSport is the performance version of Vauxhall’s Insignia, taken from parent automaker General Motors. Under the hood sits a 2.8-liter V6, making 325 horsepower, routed through a 6-speed manual transmission to an advanced all-wheel drive system.

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02-Vauxhall Insignia XVR SuperSport

Zero-to-sixty is listed at 6.1 seconds for the wagon, and 5.9 seconds for the hatchback variant. The VXR SuperSport also features a limited slip differential, an updated interior, and 3D navigation system. Most importantly, the SuperSport fetches £29,745 for the hatch and has a top speed of 170 mph, making it the fastest car in the UK under £30,000. Meanwhile, the full-size wagon fetches £31,049.

Another interesting fold is the relationship between GM’s Vauxhall/Opel divisions and Buick. The Insignia has gone onto become the basis for the current Buick Regal, which will feature AWD but the option of two four-cylinder engines for 2014. A Regal with AWD and the potent V6 could make for a compelling American performance sedan.

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