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Old 01-03-2011, 01:18 AM   #1
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Buick Grand National versus something newer...

1/4 mile drag race
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http://www.insideline.com/buick/rega...cxl-turbo.html
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:31 AM   #2
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ok so this is in the chevy camaro vs thread because ?
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:50 AM   #3
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Regardless of where this thread is supposed to be, many here are probably too young to know much about the hp numbers for the original intercooled GN's.

C&D tested one in their 4/86 issue, and on a cold day it ran 13.9 in the 1/4 mile. From that run, they estimated it was actually making closer to 280hp from the factory (not the claimed 235/245hp).

Of course, most stock GN's ran mid-hi 14's once the outside temp rose ...
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:14 PM   #4
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moved to General Automotive + Other Cars (since Buick Regals aren't Chevy Camaros ... )
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:03 PM   #5
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The black Grand National carries the same sort of charismatic menace that inspires lonely women to write unsolicited marriage proposals to convicted mass murderers.
Hehe...

That was a pretty entertaining read. I'll admit though, I am pretty biased.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:20 AM   #6
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What a fun article! I was a youngster when the Grand National & GNX came out and they were dream cars that had me drooling. Even today they look eee-vil and sexy and I would still be proud to own one. What was the earlier comment? MENACING? Exactly!
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The turbo Buick's were awesome straight line cars, that's for sure. Makes me miss mine.
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