Here's another great video from the History Channel's archive on the 1985 Buick Regal turbocharged Grand National. Per the History Channel's exact video description:
"A high-horsepower, attention-grabbing celebration of speed, the 1985 Grand National represents Buick's return to muscle-car roots. Now, two teams of veteran mechanics try to extract everything they can from the Grand National's made-for-speed equipment (including turbo engines, fuel injectors, and racing transmissions) to transform the car into a big, mean racing machine
The premise is simple: FULL THROTTLE selects two teams who are each given the same model of classic car in a similar state of disrepair. They're supplied with a garage, tools, and parts, and after 20 hours of repair time, they battle it out in an old-fashioned drag-race on a certified track. The winner keeps both cars. The loser keeps nothing.
They're fast, they're flashy, they reignited America's love of muscle cars-and finally, the 1985 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL returns with a vengeance on the track."
Grand National and GNX History (part 2 of 3)
Buick quietly re-entered the supercar wars in the late eighties with a turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 engine in an all
black Regal. The car was so outrageously fast that its now among the most
collectible cars of all time.
1987 Buick GNX Top Gear Test Track
The 1987 Buick Grand National-GNX in the hands of the Stig
276 hp (206 kW) and 360 lb·ft (488 N·m) of torque.
1/4 mile time of 13.5 seconds at 102 mph (164 km/h) and a 0-60 mph (97
km/h) time of 4.7 seconds
Buick Grand National for sale "GETNBLWN"
1987 Buick Grand National
- 468 Chevy Big Block
- 8-71 BDS Blower
- Dual 950 4150 Blower Carbs
- Dart Pro 1 aluminum heads
- JE Pistions/ 8.5 to 1
- Eagle rods
- 250 shot Nitrous Dual Plate w/ fogger
- Dual purge Nitrous kit w/led lights
- Comp Roller Cam
- Roller rockers
- Stud girdle
- BG 400 fuel system
- Bullet proof turbo 400 w/trans brake
- Ford 9" narrowed rear
- Coil overs w/ adjustable 4 link
- 11 AutoMeter gauges
- CD player w/ IPod
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a
new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.
The Legend: Turbo Buicks
The Smoking Tire heads out to Fontana, CA for a drag strip meetup with the
guys from turboBuick.com and learns
about the one-time "fastest car in America," the Buick Grand National.
1986 Buick Grand National Barn Find, 18 years in storage
Here's my 1986 Buick GN, that I just purchased from the original owner and
brought her home yesterday. She has 17,588 miles and has been in storage
for the last 18 years. Looking forward to freshening up everything and
getting her on the road this summer. A big thank you to her original owner
for taking such great care of the car and keeping copious documentation.
MotorWeek - GM G-Body's 1986,87 with Sound !!
Motorweek's review of the G-Bodies. The 442 shown is really an 87'. It's
ashame that GM didn't put the chev TPI 350 engines in the Chev & Yak' &
have the olds with an olds 350 rocket with Fi !
Typical Monte SS performance #'s : 7.8 - 8.4 sec 0-60 , 15.6 - 16.4 sec
84 - 90mph for 1/4 mi ..
86-87 GN : 4.9-5.2 sec , 13.9-14.4 sec , 95-99mph
83-87 Hurst / 442 : 8.2- 9.5 sec , 16.0 - 16.8 sec , 80-84mph
1200 HP Grand National burnout, Cars Fishtailing & Accelerating
DtRockstar1 records a series of cars accelerating away very loudly. You'll
see a 1,200 horsepower Buick Grand
National doing a burnout, two Cadillac CTS-V cars, Corvettes, and a Porsche
accelerating and fishtailing.
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Buick Grand National Car Show, 1990
Video by John Spina, Caspers Electronics Inc. in Loveland, Colorado, and
hosted by Kirban Performance, Warminster PA. Vintage video footage showing
the Buick Grand National frenzy back in the day...something you will never
see again (at least not in these numbers - the closest you'll ever get to
this many cars is the GS Nationals). The turbocharged and intercooled Buick was the fastest
US production car in 1987; and even today, still one of the quickest
vehicles on the road and at the quarter-mile tracks. This production
vehicle has become a cult-classic and still shows up in numbers at the
annual GSCA event in Bowling Green, KY.