The Opel tuners at JMS have modified an Opel Vectra with a few simple add-ons that transform the car into some closer to its replacement, the Insignia . Up front there is a lower lip that looks like it is sucking the car to the ground and a badgeless grill to add a little mystery. The JMS Vectra rides on 19 inch wheels bolted to a set of H&R coil-overs, and to create the perfect staggered look JMS added a set of 15 mm spacers to the rear, also from H&R.
The German tuners Lexmaul have transformed an Opel Vectra wagon into a high-performance E85 flex-fuel vehicle. The bio-fuel conversion and body kit are part of a three stage upgrade. At “Stage 3” output of the 2.0 liter turbocharged engine goes from the stock 175 hp to 270 hp, thanks to a larger turbocharger and fuel injectors. The conversion package costs €899 ($1,166) but the limited availability of E85 in Europe could become a problem for this green machine.
More info in the press release after the jump.
At the 2006 Paris Motor Show, Opel unveiled the GTC Concept. The production version will be unveiled in 2008 at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Opel Performance Center (OPC) presented an ultra-sporty concept car based on the Vectra GTS at the 2003 Essen Motorshow. Featuring innovative twin-turbochargers, the 1.9-liter diesel produces 212 bhp and peak torque of more than 400 Nm from as low as 1400 rpm. With this engine the Vectra OPC needs no more than 6.4 seconds to sprint from zero to 60 mph. Top speed is limited electronically to 155 mph, while fuel consumption in the European test cycle is only six liters per 62 miles. With this powerful yet economical, high-performance common-rail injection engine, Opel demonstrates again its diesel expertise.
The Vectra used to be Europe’s best selling mid-size sedan, but those days seem long gone. Cars like the Mondeo, Passat and most recently Laguna have taken its place at the top of the sales charts. To get the Opel back in contention a whole new Vectra was designed. The Vectra comes as a five door hatchback and a four door coupe-like sedan, called GTS. The topmodel is fitted with a 3.2 litre V6 engine, the largest engine ever installed in a Vectra.