The Fastest U.S. Production Vehicle
Back in 1987 the fastest U.S. production automobile ever to be produced was the Buick Grand National/GNX. I have owned three turbo Buicks in the past. They are a truly fun automobile to drive. If you have actually never driven one, however you are searching for a brand-new toy cars and truck to buy, you need to actually consider one of these. If you have $50,000 you could purchase a GNX, besides that you should check out a Grand National or a Turbo T.
Exactly what is terrific about these cars? Easy, their drive train. Aside from the drive train, this is no various than you common GM cars and truck of the 1980’s. The quality of the automobiles leaves a lot to be desired. The paint was bad quality, specifically on the Grand Nationals. Depending on how they were maintained and cared for you might often discover tension factures in a few places around the vehicle. Some of the interior parts are subject to being torn based upon wear and tear, if not looked after very well.
Having said all of that I am still a huge fan of these automobiles. I desired one since I was I was a teenager and they were brand-new in the display rooms. While the majority of people think they are unsightly “old guy vehicles” I have always liked the appearance of the G bodies from GM. I think the Grand National is an extremely sharp vehicle. Unlike many sports cars, which are generally confined beyond belief, the turbo Buicks are spacious, comfy, and can fit a household of 5, even if you need safety seat. You can not state the exact same for their relative the 1989 Pontiac Turbo Trans Am. The turbo Buick likewise has a large trunk for bring freight. You can get them with a moon-roof or T-roofs.
Regardless of exactly what you have to say about their looks and construct quality there is no contesting the enjoyable you have owning one. Hearing the wooosh of the turbo as you struck the gas and you pull by whatever car is next to you. And, that is all in the stock form. There is a large aftermarket for these vehicles also. With a very little amount of money you can put some modifications on the car that will increase the power to jaw dropping levels. Jaw dropping for anyone that has actually never ever been in one that is. If you are the owner/driver then you just have actually a smile smeared from ear to ear for hours after you park the cars and truck for the night.
I have driven muscle automobiles in the past. I drove my friends 67 Barracuda with a 340, his dad’s 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner with a 383, my cousin’s 1970 Chevy Chevelle with 550 hp under the hood. I also owned a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere in the past. All I can state is this 3.8 liter, 6 cylinder, turbocharged G body is more amazing to own than any of the others. A few of the “muscle cars and truck perfectionists” are laughing at me for sure. There are still some people out there that would not consider the turbo Buicks a muscle automobile merely since it is a 6 cylinder. They clearly have actually not owned one and they definitely haven’t owned one with any modifications.
Jack Cotton is a well-known turbo Buick mechanic throughout our nation. He has a turbo Buick that consistently runs high 8 second 1/4 miles at the track. He has a video on his website, www.cottonsperformance.com, of his vehicle doing a wheelie off the line. His automobile is not street legal however it is still a 6 cylinder running those times. There are lots of street legal turbo Buicks out there running 9 and 10 2nd 1/4 mile times. If you would like more info on these vehicles don’t hesitate to check out the most popular of the turbo Buick forums, www.turbobuick.com.
Whether you like these automobiles or not I suggest something to you. If you pull up next to one of these cars and trucks at the next traffic signal, don’t take them gently. If you are among those people, like me, that prefer to race individuals at red lights make sure you know exactly what you are up versus because you may end up appearing like a fool. And one favor to ask before I go, please do not call them Monte Carlo’s since they aren’t.