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    Saw a Vec turning into a local dealership with V6 Turbo badge on the chrome boot strip on the drivers side. Not seen one before, it looked OEM. I'm guessing it's a diesel ?

    Jayson

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    2.8 petrol

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    Although you could fit it to a diesel... Along with a Halfords 3.0 badge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MID LIFE CRISIS View Post
    Saw a Vec turning into a local dealership with V6 Turbo badge on the chrome boot strip on the drivers side. Not seen one before, it looked OEM. I'm guessing it's a diesel ?

    Jayson
    Yes, 100% factory 2.8 petrol Turbo, it's the VXR engine, early cars ran 230bhp, then from mid to late 2006 they were 250bhp.

    In Vectra, it is only available as an Elite Auto, in Signum it's either an Elite Auto or a Design Manual.

    Unless it's a police spec then it can be anything!

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    Launched at 250bhp then in 2006 went upto 280bhp. Sporty ones are vxr's and elites are more of a standard look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byebyeitsagsi View Post
    Launched at 250bhp then in 2006 went upto 280bhp. Sporty ones are vxr's and elites are more of a standard look.

    As Maverick said, Early ones are 230 bhp and later became 250bhp (ELITES/Design). The later VXRs were 280bhp but were never badged as a V6 Turbo

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    going to look at a 250 bhp signum tomorrow its an elite and i really want 2 manual but really want to drive one and see what they are like, will post up my findings tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PORKBALLS29 View Post
    going to look at a 250 bhp signum tomorrow its an elite and i really want 2 manual but really want to drive one and see what they are like, will post up my findings tomorrow.
    I have found the auto 2.8T drives better than the Manual.

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    I've got the VXR 280 auto, and glad I didn't go for the manual to be honest. First auto I've had & glad I made the change.

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    I agree with Maverick and wardy completly...The 2.8 is a more rewarding drive as an auto more than a manual! I found the Insignia 2.8 Auto better than the VXR

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