Fast & Furious 4: Buick Grand National
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Heists are, by their nature, illegal. So what could be a better car for a heist than a sinister black Buick Grand National GNX? And that's just what Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel) drives at the beginning of Fast & Furious as he robs a land train full of high-octane fuel. No one in the picture car department remembers exactly how the GNX won its role, except that it seemed such a natural choice that no one gave it a second thought.
Considering the intense stunts performed during the filming of this opening sequence, it's probably not surprising that a lot of Buick Grand Nationals (but no actual GNXs) were sacrificed in its creation. In fact, the picture car department created seven of them, all based on real GNs or T-Types. Four would wind up scrapped.
The most unusual of the seven GNs built was one with the body mounted backward on the frame so it could be driven at speed while appearing to be going backward. To get the engine tucked under the trunk lid, however, the turbocharger and its plumbing had to be removed. Most of the other GNs retained their original turbo V6s, though a couple had Chevy crate V8s installed.
It's amazing it took this long for someone to give the Grand National the starring role it deserved.
1987 Buick Grand National
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1987 Buick Grand National STK # 934
Buick produced some powerful car throughout the years and this 1987 Buick Grand National is no different. Buick had a hot car with this 3.8L V6 SFI turbocharged engine under the hood backed up by the stock automatic transmission. This GN has all the appointments that a GN should have with the badges, floor mats, hood mat and embossed headrests. The T-tops are in great condition along with the T-top bags in the trunk. Inside is cold A/C, AM/FM/CD player, cruise control, seatbelts, tilt steering wheel, cloth interior, power door locks, power seats and power windows. To stop this performance marvel are power brakes and power steering for easy handling. Outside on the blacked out exterior are Grand National rims with center caps and radial tires. If you would like more details give us a call today at toll free (866) 542-8392 or (704) 598-2130. We also welcome visitors to our Charlotte, NC showroom every day.
Buick Grand National vs Honda Civic Hatchback
Both cars are modified (Civic way more than GN). Civic got a short head start but the GN still won.
GN ran 12.0 at 111mph
Civic ran 12.9 at 108mph
This was at PIR (Portland International Raceway).
Monte Carlo SS drag race
drag radials now. first time in competition and won high school class. Girl got almost a 7 second head start but i managed to catch and beat her.. runs low 12 without Nitrous. 11.6 with. at 4700 elevation.
1987 Buick Grand National VS 2010 V6 Chevy Camaro 1/4 Mile run 2010
Been working on my GN with my friends for the past two years and decided to give her a run for the first time at a local cruise night. Not being at the track in years I didn't know where to stage and didn't have time to build Boost...but 12.1 in 1/4 is a good start. It's a 1987 Buick Grand National with 26k original miles with stock motor and a few bolt on. The paint and interior are all stock.