If the 2018 Buick Regal GS ends up sharing similar hardware to its Vauxhall-Opel Insignia VXR/OPC cousins, enthusiasts could be in for a real treat.
AutoCar reports the next-generation Vauxhall Insignia VXR is set to use the same torque vectoring and all-wheel-drive system found in the Ford Focus RS. So, yes, the 2018 Regal GS could have a “drift mode”.
Supplier GKN has been working on adapting the system to the next Insignia VXR/OPC and currently has the system in place on a prototype 2016 Insignia VXR. The technology has been dubbed “Twinster”, and it allows for full torque vectoring at the rear. Drive to the front wheels utilizes a more commonplace electronic limited slip differential.
If we piece together rumors, intel, and connect a few dots, the 2018 Regal GS could be a twin-turbo V6, all-wheel-drive monster truly fit to wear the GS badge.