2012 Nevada Open Road Challenge | Race Plan for Buick Regal GS
Listen to Bill Rietow, Lead Development Engineer, describe the Regal's racing plan for the the Nevada Open Road Challenge and see what's new for this year's race.
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2012 Nevada Open Road Challenge | Buick Regal GS Awards Ceremony
Driver Bill Rietow and Navigator John Townsend accept Buick's 2nd place
award in the 135 MPH class where they were able to reach a top speed of 162
MPH! Way to go team!
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2012 Buick Regal GS Turbo 6 Speed Manual, On The Road
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and around Traverse City, MI where the media event was held.
2014 Buick Regal GS AWD Review and Road Test
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In my mind, Volkswagens used to be the "Euro Buick." Positioned as a note
above the mass market rabble, VW's Passat shared parts with Audi's A4, the
Touareg and Phaeton were luxury cars with a mass market logo on the hood.
Then Volkswagen decided this was the wrong strategy for them so they
repositioned VW as the German alternative to Toyota and Chevrolet. This
left a gaping hole in the market for shoppers looking to step into a
Eurpoean near-luxury vehicle that flew under the radar. And then Buick
stepped in. Say what? That's right, Buick's Opel-based product offensive
has transformed the brand from Barcalounger wheels for the octogenarian to
a window into the soul of GM's German brand. This transformation isn't an
easy one as Buick's problem wasn't just blue-haired buyers and slinky-soft
springs. Buick is the penultimate middle child. Jammed between Chevrolet
and Cadillac, brand B's mission is to give Chevy buyers something to aspire
to and Cadillac buyers something to graduate from. The Buick Regal I had
for a week is in even more of a tight spot being the middle child's middle
child slotting between the Verano and LaCrosse.
GM's HiPer Strut suspension is designed to bring the steering axis more in
line with the tire centerline, something you typically find in rear-wheel
drive cars. Aligning the axises more closely results in better tracking,
less torque steer and a front tire with a more consistent camber across the
suspension's travel. Versus the outgoing model, the front tires contact
patch is improved in corners when the front suspension is loaded resulting
in higher grip. Coupled with an AWD system that sends 50% of the power to
the rear under hard acceleration, we get the first Buick in a long time
with virtually zero torque steer.
The downside to the trendy new steering knuckle design is feel. Steering is
very precise but suffers from the same Novocaine-laced feeback as
everything else out there with electric power steering. Coupled with a
58/42 F/R weight distribution, the Regal GS has impeccable manners up to
9/10ths where things go pear-shaped and you start oversteering off into the
bushes. Trouble is without steering feedback it's hard to tell where
9/10ths is located. In contrast, the Volvo S60 T6 AWD and S80 T6 AWD offer
less grip but more feel.
2014 Buick Regal GS AWD Exterior-007
Driving a FWD Regal back to back with out AWD tester, I kept thinking
"there's just something I dislike about the FWD model". As it turns out
there is a reason the FWD Regal felt unsettled in the rear over broken
pavement, the AWD model gets an entirely different "H-Link" independent
rear suspension. Coupled with the active dampers, the Regal felt well
composed on a variety of road surfaces despite being tuned firmer than the
rest of the American and Swedish competition.
Put your foot to the floor and the 2014 GS will run to 60 in 6.7 seconds,
exactly the same as the W-Body Regal GS I remember with fond memories. The
difference of course is that the W-Body's torque steer made the car feel
like it was part car ans part carnival ride while the 2014 model tracks
straight and true with zero drama all the way to a 15.2 second 1/4 mile.
Stacking this up with the competition, the Regal is notably slower than the
Cadillac CTS/ATS 2.0T and Volvo's 3.0L turbocharged models; and a hair slower than the
3.7L Lincoln MKZ, Lexus ES 350 and Acura TL.
2010 Big Bend Open Road Race
The event took place April 24, 2010 on US Hwy. 285 between Ft. Stockton and
Sanderson Texas. Video includes the drivers meeting, car show, parade thru
Ft. Stockton, race day footage from a bluff overlooking the highway and
lastly the starting line at the south end for the return runs.
Tom's Turbo Garage: Buick Grand National Intro & Overview
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In this episode we take a brief look at the history of the turbocharged Buick Grand National, talk about
Andrew Filippone Jr's new movie: "BLACK AIR | The Buick Grand National
Documentary" and then take an in-depth look at my 1987 Buick Grand
This is the beginning of a multi-part series where we'll make a host of
modifications to this American classic to improve its performance on the
street and strip. Thanks for watching and subscribing!
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Grand National Documentary" today!
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American Muscle Car - S02E11 - Buick GNX
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1959-1963
Pontiac 421 Super Duty
Ford Fairlane GT & Torino Talladega
427 Cobra 1963-1967
Chevrolet Corvette Camaro Z/28
Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
The Mopar Super Stockers
American Motors AMX
Dodge Challenger TA and Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
Buick Regal GNX
1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
New Buick Regal GS / Turbocharged - (In/Out/Driving) in HD
Buick revealed the production version of the 2012 Regal GS, an even
sportier expression of the Regal sport sedan that went on sale earlier this
year and has attracted new buyers to the Buick family. Powered by a
high-output, exclusive Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged engine mated to a six-speed manual
transmission, the GS delivers an estimated 255 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft.
of torque for a 0-60 mph performance of less than seven seconds. It goes on
sale in the second half of 2011.
1987 Buick Grand National (Regal T-Type Turbo) Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
**I made an editing error at the beginning. Thanks a bunch to Streetside
Classics of Charlotte, NC for allowing me to film this video!
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
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look at the understated muscle car of the late 80s, the Buick Grand
National, this one specifically the Regal T-Type. The GN and the T-Type are
identical except for badging and interior trim. It wasn't until you
stepped it on up to the GNX did you get the truly different package (which
I will explain in the video). The GN is arguably the most menacing looking
buick of all time with it's black monochrome paint scheme and turbo charged 3.8 V6 pumping out amazing
performance numbers for the time period, even today! A unique experience
to be able to check out one of these beasts. During this presentation, we
will take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with
the start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data,
and build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior
and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only
get from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will
highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any
available options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video
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perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
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Tom's Turbo Garage: Buick Grand National Street & Strip Upgrades Part 6: Results!
in this episode, we finally get to enjoy the fruits of our labor and take
the 1987 Grand National for a ride to test out it's performance and all
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