Buick Regal GS To Run In Silver State Classic Challenge10
Buick is for the first time ever entering a (mostly stock) Regal GS into the 24th bi-annual Silver State Classic Challenge on Nevada State Highway 318 this Sunday, September 18. Driving the GS will be Bill Rietow, the car’s lead development engineer, while John Townsend, the GS’ drive quality powertrain engineer will be navigating.
The Regal GS will be entering the 120 mph class in the 90-mile stretch of road, all mostly for the sake of helping engineers gain insights about vehicle and engine performance. The only modifications to the car will be safety-oriented, as a roll hoop and five-point harness seat belts will be installed, and some computational equipment for data collection.
Best of luck to Buick!
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this is the best front bumper look,Buick never have before,if gm need a look to get young buyer keep this front look..
Math, have to agree, love the agressive look…
I wonder if there’s ever going to be another GNX?
If there is ever a Grand National maybe create a modern sports car drop in the twin turbo 6, have it be on the ATS platform. Do not however pay homage to the past GN, make a competitive 2 door coupe to compete with the new Toyota/Sion/suby sports car or maybe some of the luxury segment coups.
Why not take pot shots at the M series? We’ve got the engines to do it.
I think Buick should be front and all wheel drive platform and compete with Lexus, Infinity, and Acura. We have Cadillac to compete with BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz.
Well, kind of Lexus and kind of Infiniti.
Lexus has five RWD-based vehicles (IS, GS, LS, GX, LX) and all of Infiniti’s models are RWD now with the exception of the coming JX and subcompact POS based on Leaf/Versa.
That said, I fully agree that Buick should be soft Luxury while Caddy should be performance luxury.
If Buick does get RWD platform that’s totally fine. Buick went into right direction with offering Regal GS, It has a beautiful look that most young people admire, but it’ll take a while for Buick name to catch up. That’s why Buick shouldn’t wait and offer more sporty models. Is there a bigger Buick on the horizon?
There is one under consideration on the upcoming full-size Omega architecture… Either that, or the flagship gets built on the Super Epsilon shared with the XTS and next-gen Impala.
RWD is less important for Buick, since it does not need to be sporty (or as sporty as) a Caddy, which must compete with German sports luxury. Buick just needs to be luxurious, comfortable, and look good while offering the lowest NVH levels. That’s Lexus’ formula — and it works very well!
I think this is very exciting times for Buick ,I’m pleased to hear that General Motors is still part of American Dream I was saddened that Pontiac Grand Am to G8 ,TransAm , Well Pontiac period made its announcement that would not produce any longer ,but after reading so far all aspects of motor trend from Buick ,looks like imports may have their work cut out for them …….Slogan….Buick ….where twwechnwology,luxury,sport sedan meets the American Tradition ….I love General Motors…. Thank you…best regards Roderick of Fishers Indiana