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    Autocar have reported today that such is the side-force developed by 340bhp VXR, engineers have had problems with tyres being forced off rims!!

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    oh dear thats not good, maybe a dab of superglue on the rims should do the trick

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    • #3
      Oh yes, so 340bhp is just so mega! Why don't they ask someone from a German company to tell them what to do - what a daft article from Autocar
      ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE AND I'M ON IT WITH A VXR
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      • #4
        Maybe just use the tyres from a monaro vxr 500 or VXR8 they must have tyres up to the standard or over 400bhp

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        • #5
          Possibly it may have more to do with the 4 wheel drive system, the torque being deployed, using 20" rims, testing different tyres... they say 340.... who's to say what they actually have the wick turned up to for test purposes
          Possibly its a bit quiet before crimbo and they made it all up!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Insignia VXR View Post
            Possibly it may have more to do with the 4 wheel drive system, the torque being deployed, using 20" rims, testing different tyres... they say 340.... who's to say what they actually have the wick turned up to for test purposes
            Possibly its a bit quiet before crimbo and they made it all up!
            LOL love the last sentence!
            ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE AND I'M ON IT WITH A VXR
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            • #7
              Can't find anywhere on the Autocar website about this?
              They have made some false predictions before

              "A four-wheel drive, Insignia VXR is planned for later in the car's life, but only front-wheel driven drivetrains will initially be offered when the car goes on sale in late 2008"

              Well we all know that the insignia will be released with 4x4

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              • #8
                I had a look earlier and couldn't find anything either.
                Looks like may have to actually buy it to find out what they are saying...
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                • #9
                  340 bhp ? WANT THIS CAR !
                  MB E63s AMG
                  MB C63 AMG & Performance Package
                  Megane R.S. 250 CUP - Gone, But Not Forgotten
                  Opel Corsa OPC / VXR - Gone, But Not Forgotten

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by brano_co View Post
                    340 bhp ? WANT THIS CAR !
                    I'm currently trying to sell this to the other half as the next family car for us (well me really!!).

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                    • #11
                      I'd concentrate on comfort, style, space....leave the 340 bit to last maybe
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                      • #12
                        *pmsl* What a lot of bollox, is the insignia vxr the most powerful 4wd car in existance then !!! Skyline owners have been buying tyres for decades ffs ..

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bainie View Post
                          *pmsl* What a lot of bollox, is the insignia vxr the most powerful 4wd car in existance then !!! Skyline owners have been buying tyres for decades ffs ..

                          Agreed, obviously they are bored with not much to do this Christmas

                          Then again, its the usual bullsh1t from them.

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                          • #14
                            The small paragraph on Page 13 of this weeks Autocar in the Confidential section reads:

                            Vauxhall's flagship Insignia, the 340bhp turbocharged V6 VXR, uses the cross-wheel Drive four-wheel Drive transmission first seen on the saab 9-3X. However, such are the grip and side forces generated by the system (which can apply torque to individual wheels) that engineers have had problems with tyres being forced off the rims. Sources say the tyre suppliers have gone back to the drawing board to develop a fix.


                            Autocar are normally quiet good at reporting genuine info, they are not a Autoexpress that seems to print what it likes.

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                            • #15
                              http://www.haldex-xwd.com/

                              If you click on the 'TECHNICAL TAB', then Picture "2", you will see that the latest haldex system can direct 85% of all the engine's torque to one wheel should conditions demand.
                              The XWD system has just won a European chassis innovation award ie i don't think the Skyline or the GT-R CAN put 85% of its torque through one wheel and few serious Skyline drivers run 20" alloys with the ultra low profile and tiny sidewall that requires - which the Insignia will have as an option
                              So every chance it's not b****x.
                              Last edited by Insignia VXR; 20 December 2008, 11:22 PM.
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