Not that we didn’t expect it, but we thought we’d bring it to you anyway. General Motors has given the nod to move the gorgeous Buick Regal GS from a mere concept to a full-fledged addition to the Buick product portfolio. While we currently don’t have any more information, the German-engineered, Nurburgring oriented version of the all-new Regal looks to build on the promise of more great models offered from the Tri-Shield by building on the already highly acclaimed base Regal model.
While details are still scant, the Regal GS Concept featured 20-inch wheels, Recaro racing seats, a turbocharged 2.0-liter Ecotec-four producing 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission, all-wheel drive, Brembo brakes, and an “Interactive Drive Control” feature that allows the driver to switch between Normal mode, Sport mode and a tantalizing GS mode. In case you’re curious, the GS mode switches up the torque split, routing most of the push to the rear wheels. All this sounds delicious, though we’re still hoping that The General swaps the 2.0 liter Ecotec with a meatier 325-hp turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 featured in the Opel Insignia OPC. And while we’re at it, let’s also ask for a GS version of the Regal Wagon.
Let’s hope the production model of the Regal GS will have as much bells and whistles as did the concept. Make the jump for the presser!
2010 Buick Regal GS Concept