1987 Buick Grand National Drag Racing Racelegal.com 9-7-2012
Friday night drag racing at qualcomm stadium drag race your ride on the 1/8
For the final year, 1987, Buick introduced the GNX at $29,900. Produced by
McLaren Performance Technologies/ASC, Buick underrated the GNX at 276 hp
(206 kW) and a very substantial 360 lb·ft (488 N·m) of torque. This
was created to be the "Grand National to end all Grand Nationals." Changes
made included a special Garrett T-3 turbocharger with a ceramic-impeller blowing
through a more efficient and significantly larger capacity Intercooler with a "CERMATEL
(Ceramic/Aluminum) coated" pipe connecting the Intercooler to the engine. A GNX
specific EEPROM, low-restriction Exhaust with dual mufflers, reprogrammed turbo Hydramatic 200-4R transmission with a
custom torque converter and transmission cooler, and unique differential
cover/panhard bar included more of the performance modifications. Exterior
styling changes include vents located on each front fender, 16 inch black
mesh style wheels with VR-speed rated tires, and deletion of the hood and
fender emblems. The interior changes of the GNX included a serial number on
the dash plaque and a revised instrument cluster providing analog
Stewart-Warner gauges, including an analog turboBoost
gauge. Performance was measured with a quarter 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. GNX
#001 is the 1986 prototype currently owned by Buick and sometimes makes
appearances at car shows around the US. The GNX had a ladder bar that ran
from the midsection of the car to the rear axle, so as to increase
traction. This is also the reason why a GNX will actually lift the rear end
up when the car is about to launch heavily.
Buick Grand National Street & Strip Upgrades - Part 3
In this episode, we focus on making some good old turbocharged horsepower on my 1987 Buick
Grand National. We also take a trip back to 1987 to look at performance
recipes back then.
This is part of a multi-part series where we're making a host of
modifications to this classic American muscle car to improve its
performance on the street and strip. Thank you for watching and
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2014 Buick Regal GS 0-60 MPH First Drive Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2014 Buick Regal GS is the sportiest car in
Buick's new 2014 line-up. The big news for 2014 is a new refreshed
redesigned of both the inside and outside of the 2014 Buick Regal and the
addition of all-wheel-drive. Buick says that the engine has also been
improved and that the GS button in the car makes for a fun and exciting
driving experience. In another fun and informative TFLcar Review Roman
Travels to country roads of rural Kentucky to drive the newest and fastest
Buick Regal. Is this newest Buick Regal GS the real deal. You'll have to
watch Roman's review to find out.
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Grand National at the first "Pinks All Out"
LSPBC member John N. and Houstonite Ryan M. makes us proud at "Pinks All
Out" episode 1. This video has been edited to show only the runs related
to the two Buick entrants.
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle vs 1987 Buick GNX - Generation Gap: Muscle Cars
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In the latest episode of Generation Gap, Matt and Davin have brought the
muscle. Matt’s pick, a 1987 Buick GNX, is arguably one of the best muscle
cars to come out of the 1980s, with a McLaren Performance-tuned turbo-charged V-6 putting 245 hp and 360 ft.-lb.
of torque to the ground. Davin thought he could slip one by with this
unassuming 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle. The secret is that it’s a rare COPO
with the 427-cid engine with 425 hp and 460 ft.-lb. of torque. This
Chevelle looks like grandma’s car, but goes like a Yenko.
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