Black Beauty – 900WHP Buick Regal V6

July 18th, 2019

In 1987, the fastest American made production car was not powered by a V8 engine. The car was the Buick Grand National GNX and the engine was a 3.8-liter V6 with a turbocharger. Nothing spectacular but enough push to put them on top of the heap.

Meet Jerry. He loves Grand Nationals and owns three. Today, Jerry has agreed to walk us through his pride and joy. It’s a 1987 GN with only 36k miles on the chassis. The running gear has even less. It’s still a V6 but it has been fortified with all the best internal components. Jerry dropped back to 1985 for an “on-center” 3.8-liter because it can handle more power. There’s a Champion intake manifold and a Precision 7675 turbocharger. An oversized intercooler is painted black and hidden up front. Output is estimated at 900hp and – get this – the Black Beauty is a dragstrip virgin.

A set of Weld Racing wheels (skinnys on the front), Willwood brakes and adjustable coil-over shocks help to keep the shiny side up and the greasy side down.

Climb in and have a seat on some pristine Grand National seats from 1987. It’s time to hit the streets and see what this baby is all about.

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