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Opel reveal 344-hp Insignia


September 14, 2003

Monday September 15, 2003

Opel's "automotive vision of the future", the Insignia concept is expected to provide the architecture for a new global range of mid to full size sedans from parent company GM. Unveiled at the Bockenheimer Depot on Monday September 8, prior to the start of the Frankfurt International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, the Insignia includes an aluminium V8 engine producing 344hp and can achieve an electronically controlled top speed of 250 kmh with acceleration from zero to 100 kmh in under six seconds.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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