We are delighted to introduce you to the new products in our online shop: H&R Sport Springs Opel Insignia Sports Tourer GSI.
H&R Sport Springs have been engineered to deliver improved handling and a lowered ride height while maintaining superb ride quality. Manufactured and tested at the H&R facility in Lennestadt, Germany, H&R Sport Springs are the ideal solution for the enthusiast who appreciates race-bred components designed for street use.
Here’s everything you always wanted to know about H&R Sport Springs Opel:
- Drop of ride height by 25mm on both axles
- Improved handling characteristics
- Lowered center of gravity
- Linear or progressive spring design (depending on application)
- Compatible with OE and aftermarket shock absorbers
- Powder coated for enhanced appearance and corrosion resistance
- Delivered with ABE or approval
- Engineered, manufactured and tested in Germany
With immediate effect H&R also supplies H&R Sport Springs Opel Insignia Sports Tourer GSI (incl. Flexride suspension), which has been meticulously matched to the dampers of the Hessian Express.
260 hp in combination with all-wheel drive provide the GSi with thrust and grip for no reason to lament, but with the sporty H&R spring set, the well-drawn estate car mutates into a curve robber. The 25 millimetre lowering on both axles also looks excellent to the GSI, the wheels now fit perfectly in their wheel arches. From a technical point of view, the vehicle\’s centre of gravity moves downwards, resulting in a noticeable improvement in driving dynamics. With sufficient residual spring travel, the H&R springs provide near-series driving comfort, but steering behaviour and reduced lateral inclination in fast curves or with abrupt load changes now feel much more precise.
As an additional option to H&R Sport Springs Opel Insignia, H&R engineers recommend \”TRAK+\” wheel spacers for millimetre-precise alignment of the original- and aftermarket wheels on the fender edges.
The secret to such success? To put it simply, the technology H&R employs to develop cutting-edge suspension systems for competition use is the very same used to develop innovative suspension components for street-driven cars. For the eighth year straight, H&R has been named the supplier for the DTM teams of Mercedes. In addition, H&R maintains extensive involvement in several touring car, GT and Monoposto racing series, not to mention the Formula 1- where each circuit may have its own demanding characteristics. In the harsh environs of competition, H&R is able to test new materials and innovate production technologies that can help racing teams adapt to changing road conditions accurately and efficiently.
Clearly, H&R holds an advantage when it comes to developing competition suspension components, and it is this same flexibility and attention to detail that allows H&R to design and manufacture components like springs, shock absorbers and height-adjustable coil-overs for high-performance street use. Indeed, one of the greatest accomplishments an automotive component manufacturer can attain is to become an Original Equipment (OE) supplier for the automotive industry—and H&R has reached the highest echelon in the industry by supplying precision suspension components to some of the world’s greatest automobile manufacturers. For example, Porsche equips its ultra high-performance Carrera GT as well as its 996 & 997 GT II and GT III with H&R components, while Volkswagen uses them on the Golf R32, the fastest Golf ever. And recently, Mercedes Benz chose H&R suspension components for its CLK supercar, the CLK DTM AMG. Directly derived from Mercedes’ DTM race car, this special model is limited to a production run of 100 units, and with 580-bhp, is one of the fastest production street cars in the world.
All of H&R’s products are 100% made in Germany, and meet ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Standards as well as the rigid safety standards of the German TUV. In addition to the finest-quality materials and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, H&R prides itself in its ability to remain flexible in product development and production. Whether in motorsport competition or OE manufacturing, flexibility is key to fulfilling the many requirements of the industry today.
Simply put, H&R is more than just a suspension manufacturer — it is a company whose core philosophies are innovation, quality and performance.