No, we’re not talking 0-60 in seven seconds − this is about 7-second ETs down the quarter mile. What V6 can do this? Try a 1986-87 Buick Grand National.
You should know by now that the 1986-87 Buick Grand National is pretty much the premiere American muscle car of the 1980s. Ever since Car and Driver hit 13.9 with a bone-stock example in 1986, its stature has been raised, giving Corvettes fits and wreaking havoc on small-block derivatives from General Motors. The Buick folks ran with it and developed some heavy-duty equipment to kick some V8 butt, but they would be the first to tell you their cars were faster to begin with − witness Motor Trend‘s hallowed GS Stage 1 test from 1970.
Hence, the below video of the 2014 GS Nationals in Kentucky should be no surprise to Buick fans. Tony Gomes ran a 7.637 @ 184.32 ET for the win, beating Gary Harmon’s 7.775 @ 175. Is there a faster V6 out there?