Buick resurrecting Grand National, GNX and T-Type - report

2012 Buick Regal GS GNX tuning concept by SLP 29.02.2012
2012 Buick Regal GS GNX tuning concept by SLP 29.02.2012

Could debut in Detroit in 2014

A recent report indicates that Buick plans on reintroducing the Grand National, GNX and T-Type models.

These three performance nameplates were very popular during the 80s, and they all will be reinvented as sedans featuring GM's RWD Alpha platform. The Grand National is expected to get a new twin-turbo V6 3.6-liter engine with output between 350 hp (261 kW) and 400 hp (298 kW). This power unit will be shared with the T-Type which will also borrow the suspension setup. While the latter will be offered in various exterior colors, the GN will be sold exclusively in black just like the original.

As for the GNX, this could feature GM's new LT1 V8 engine that will power the 2014 Corvette (C7). It is a 6.2-liter unit with an estimated output of 450 hp (336 kW) and 450 lb-ft (609 Nm) of torque.

These three new models could debut at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show.

More details are available in the source link below.

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please do make it but no v8 option just turbo v6 like it was in the 80s no one needs a v8 anymore since 6 cylinders will handle enough horsepower as we can see threw the eyes of porsche and nissan
Nov 26th, 2012 8:56pm
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AstonMartin AstonMartin
I wish these were arriving in coupe form also however no mention of that option as of yet.
Nov 26th, 2012 6:10pm
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kimbo kimbo
Guys, can't you both read? This car will be based on the new Alpha platform (new Cadillac ATS) and not the Insignia/Regal platform.
Nov 26th, 2012 5:16pm
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opelbauer opelbauer
I think these guys started to talk about Insignia because of the picture below the article. And actually now it seems like GM is trying to unite the product line-up of Opel and Buick. So they weren't that wrong.
Nov 26th, 2012 7:04pm
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ssllaasshh ssllaasshh
Excelent! Now Opel Insignia OPC can get up to date engine. Since current one doesn't have neither direct injection nor dual vvt. And that's why it consumes 18 l/100 km.
Nov 26th, 2012 5:05pm
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Madness Madness
According to Opel's specs the OPC only consumes 10.6l/100km. 18l/100km seems a bit extreme, unless somebody is spending their day in 3rd gear....
Nov 26th, 2012 5:41pm
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ssllaasshh ssllaasshh
You sound reasonable, but... Read forums. Guys with 2.0T were saying they could save the difference in price between OPC & 2.0T by fuel costs, if OPC consumes 10,6 l. Their 2.0T couldn't average less than 12-13 l in mixed driving. OPC is heavy and has very oldschool engine. So...
Jan 17th, 2013 11:16pm
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TomitaBogdan TomitaBogdan
GM is still at it. let's just fool customers over the ocean and sell them an opel insignia but rename it as buick. they won't figurre it out. why build a new car, that feels like a buick should do.
Nov 26th, 2012 4:22pm
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