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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Buick Grand National - Muscle Cars Overview

Buick Grand National - Front Right Pictures

1980 the car was looking for real muscle cars again especially for buyers of mid. Pony cars had survived the oil shocks and the rules of issue. In addition, the new Corvette has remained favorite sports car of American. However, there was no decent option for those who want a performance car with a real back seat. General Motors tiptoed back into the market of medium-sized muscle car in middle of 1980 

Buick Grand National - Front View Picture
 
In 1983, It introduced the Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, with a little toned down the block. Introduced once again the same equipment Olds mobile Hurst Olds 4-4-2. Then the real news happened about the Buick. Buick was show your new turbo-charged V6 engine. The result was a tearing black, all asphalt, the dominant zone, to be the modern muscle car that became a legend.



Buick Grand National - Front Left Pictures
 
By outmatching all its competitors, 1984 Buick Grand National was a strong performer to produce quarter-mile times. The 1984 Grand National engine was a newly introduced 3.8 liters turbo V6 producing 200 horsepower. The engine power has exceeded 190 and 300 ft-lbs of torque, 240 pounds-ft of torque 305ci small block which used in the 1984 Camaro Z28. It was very close with the power 205, 290 pounds-ft of torque 350ci small block used by 1984 Corvette.




Buick Grand National - Left View Picture

Buick Grand National - Left Side Picture

The 1985 Buick Grand Nation continued became strong performance. It still one of the strongest engines in the market in 1985 and used the same Buick V6 turbo. Only the lightest Mustangs, Firebirds, Camaros and powerful Corvette was faster. At that time, there was actually no competitor in the midsize market that rivaled the United Grand powerful.


Buick Grand National - Front Left Picture

1986 Buick Grand National increase more power with a 235 horsepower. It was the undisputed champion in the midsize segment. Sales doubled over the previous year and the car was making a name for itself . After that, the whole black Buick was becoming a legend.


Grand National Side View

The last Buick Grand National was undoubtedly one of the greatest muscle cars of all time. So, in 1987 Buick and General Motors decided to end the Buick Grand National. Buick decided to go with a bang before stopping production altogether. In 1987 Buick GNX was the ultimate expression of modern muscle car for all of the 1980s. The standard Grand National received ten more horsepower to 245HP. The GNX was a strong car that was the fastest production car in GM's history up to that point.  

Buick Grand National Engine - Up Side Picture

1987 Grand National GNX was the top of the line and it has reached 276 horsepower. The car was rapidly inducing fear and become very expensive. The GNX 1987 cost about $ 29,000, or almost double the standard price of a Grand National. General Motors was only able to sell 547 of these monsters. 

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