Tag: Buick Grand National

The Buick Performance Tradition – 80 Years Strong

Discover the 80-year history of Buick’s performance tradition, starting with the OHV Buick Straight-8 engine and synchromesh transmission in 1931. Learn about Buick’s significant achievements, including the 1941 dual carburetor version of the Century and Roadmaster 320 CID I-8, in this informative article.

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More on the Buick Grand National

Learn about the evolution of the Buick Grand National from 1982-1987, starting with the debut of the charcoal gray Regal in 1982 to the final production of the “1987½ Buick Grand National.” In 1984, the Grand National was released in all black paint, and in 1986, the air-air intercooler boosted performance to 235 HP @ 4000 RPM and 330 lb⋅ft of torque @ 2400 RPM. With the option of Turbo power across the board, turbo Regals reached their peak in popularity in 1987, with a total of 27,590 produced.

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How the Buick V-6 Came to be and Why it Lasted So Long

Learn about the history and design of the Buick V-6 engine from 1962 to 1987. Discover how it was derived from the Buick V8, and became the first V-6 in an American car. Understand the differences between the odd-fire and even-fire configurations, and how the engine evolved over the years. Explore the advantages of the on-center bore spacing of the later engines, and how it improved performance.

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Buick Grand National & GNX – Performance from an Economy V-6

Discover the origins of the powerful Buick Grand National and GNX, which started out as an economy V-6 engine developed from a Buick Aluminum V-8. Learn about the evolution of the Buick Regal, from personal luxury coupe to full model line and how the Grand National was born from the Regal. Find out how the Grand National and GNX made their mark in NASCAR racing and became iconic performance cars.

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