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Old 05-11-2005, 07:33 AM
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General Information
Price: $38,500
Miles Per Gallon: 17/25 mpg
Curb Weight: 3698 lbs
Layout: Front-Engine/AWD
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine
Type: DOHC V6
Displacement: 3600 cc
Horsepower: 450 bhp @ 5200 rpm
Torque: 465 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Redline: 6500 rpm
Performance
0-60 mph: 4.2 sec
0-100 mph: 10.2 sec
Quarter Mile: 12.8 sec @ 112.5 mph
Skidpad: .96g
Top Speed: 179 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph: 115 ft
Slalom Speed: 66.4 mph





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What the hell is that? A G6 with a Buick badge?
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Maybe its just me but that looks like a photoshopped GTO

The roofline is definitely a bad PS job.
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GTO w/supercharged v6?
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oh god make it stop, stop it with the grand am look alike contests.....
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The Photochop is based on the Holden Monaro/Pontiac GTO.

But why would someone want to stick a V6 into this car that is designed to have a V8? And how are they getting 450HP from that V6?

A supercharged 3.8L V6 reliably makes 240HP. With a smaller supercharger pulley it gets into 300's. But 450?

I smell BS.
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GNX. No other name in automotive history says "80's Supercar" like those three letters. Now the legend is back.

Buicks 2007 GNX is a modern-day incarnation of classic street performance. When you turn the key and hear the throaty dual exhausts announcing the Twin Turbo 3.6L V-6, you'll know you have your hands full. Compared to its '80s namesake, the new GNX sports a suspension that is tighter, an engine that's more powerful and a manual transmission that now boasts two additional gears. The car will hit 60 mph (97 km/h) in about four-and-a-half seconds, and run the quarter mile in under 13 seconds. There's nothing like it in its class.

Total performance

The completely new GNX isn't just about horsepower, of course. Its unique personality includes impressive cornering abilities, a smooth ride and surprising comfort. But the heart of the GNX is indeed a truly awesome Twin Turbo and Intercooled 3.6l V-6 engine, also known as the base powerplant for the Buick Velite Concept. The GNX produces an estimated 450 horsepower and with 465 lb.-ft. of torque, it has no problem leaving a stop with purpose.

Eighteen-inch alloy wheels and performance tires are matched to a fully independent, performance-tuned suspension featuring direct-acting stabilizing bars and power rack-and-pinion steering. Traction control and a limited slip differentials also come standard. And, today's GNX revs through six forward speeds with the close-ratio manual transmission, or you can choose a six-speed Hydra-Matic. Both come with a 3.46:1 final drive ratio.

Performance-oriented interior

The GNX is, first and foremost, a driver's car. Every detail, from the satin-finish steering wheel to the race-inspired metallic pedals, gives the driver a sense of performance from the moment the car is entered. The standard feature list starts off with leather 2+2 bucket seats, in black -color-coordinated with the vehicle's exterior color. The high-tech seats provide lateral support, wrapping around the driver and front passenger and complementing the great handling characteristics of the chassis. Also standard is a six-disc CD-changer with premium 10-speaker sound system, cruise control, a multi-function driver information center, keyless entry system and a host of other features to enhance the driving experience.

Sensuous design

Rather than create an imitation of the original legend, the 2007 GNX provides a contemporary interpretation of the classic buick sports coupe. The distinctive, tautly stretched exterior, aggressive lowered stance and sleek, simple form all help express the clean, athletic styling direction of Buick. Add this to the obvious performance of the vehicle and you have a rear-wheel-drive TT+I V-6-powered premium sports coupe wrapped in a seamless, modern design.

Safety and quality

Bringing the GNX to a safe stop is accomplished through standard four-wheel disc brakes (ventilated front, solid rear), part of a four-channel anti-lock braking system. Other standard safety features include dual front air bags, three-point safety belts for all occupants and an Emergency Mode that automatically shuts down the engine, turns off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors and turns on the dome light any time the air-bag system is deployed.

Production of the 2007 Buick GNX will begin in September 2006 at Holden's award-winning Elizabeth plant in Australia using the latest techniques to ensure both measurable and "perceived" quality. Projected annual production will be 18,000 vehicles.

General Information
Price: $38,500
Miles Per Gallon: 17/25 mpg
Curb Weight: 3698 lbs
Layout: Front-Engine/AWD
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Engine
Type: DOHC V6
Displacement: 3600 cc
Horsepower: 450 bhp @ 5200 rpm
Torque: 465 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Redline: 6500 rpm

Performance
0-60 mph: 4.2 sec
0-100 mph: 10.2 sec
Quarter Mile: 12.8 sec @ 112.5 mph
Skidpad: .96g
Top Speed: 179 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph: 115 ft
Slalom Speed: 66.4 mph
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Originally Posted by Ruski
The Photochop is based on the Holden Monaro/Pontiac GTO.

But why would someone want to stick a V6 into this car that is designed to have a V8? And how are they getting 450HP from that V6?

A supercharged 3.8L V6 reliably makes 240HP. With a smaller supercharger pulley it gets into 300's. But 450?

I smell BS.

twin turbo v6



and "their" supercharged v6 makes 240, it's not hard to make a shit load of power out of a 6
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oh god make it stop, stop it with the grand am look alike contests.....
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Just a photochopped GTO. Pretty shitty looking too.
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Originally Posted by Ruski
The Photochop is based on the Holden Monaro/Pontiac GTO.

But why would someone want to stick a V6 into this car that is designed to have a V8? And how are they getting 450HP from that V6?

A supercharged 3.8L V6 reliably makes 240HP. With a smaller supercharger pulley it gets into 300's. But 450?

I smell BS.
You're talking about the old 3800. A twin turbo DOHC 3.6L found in the LaCrosse can probably do the trick, though. I don't like the body at all. It's a terrible chop.
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all the info is fake
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Originally Posted by deandorsey
all the info is fake

thats too bad

i love the old GN's. . .

i'd prob. take an old one over that anyways
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The original GNX was just a bad ass car. It was a blacked out pony-killer. That thing would destroy most 5.0's without even thinking about it. My neighbor used to have one, I wish i was old enough to drive when he sold it. Of course i never did appreciate it at the time.
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Wow.. let me pick myself off the floor..


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Too funny...

But yeah, a revived GNX might be entertaining.
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yeah its not real. This was posted on another site(non-official). They said it was for a design contest to see who can design the next GNX. This is nothing but a photochop. I think its from GMinsidenews.com. Whoever did it did a good job at photochopping. Doesnt look to bad.
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those are axis hiro rims. somehow i doubt they would be on a production car
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ive known about these rumors for some time. there's so much BS in them i decided not to post. No way GM is gonna do this, not with what they're doing with Buick as a brand, and not in their current state.
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Originally Posted by Ruski
The Photochop is based on the Holden Monaro/Pontiac GTO.

But why would someone want to stick a V6 into this car that is designed to have a V8? And how are they getting 450HP from that V6?

A supercharged 3.8L V6 reliably makes 240HP. With a smaller supercharger pulley it gets into 300's. But 450?

I smell BS.
Getting 450HP from a 3.6L V6 is easily doable today, even from the manufacturer, which will gurantee reliable operation for years.

Also, this V6 has nothing to do with the 3.8. The 3.8 is a pushrod engine designed for frugality with gas consumption and durability at low cost in mind. The 3.6 referenced above (I bet) is the one used in the CTS only force fed with twin turbos and probably internal modifications on the core parts.
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Why is this stickied? This is a hoax, isn't it?
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Why is this stickied? This is a hoax, isn't it?
Because if it is a hoax, it's one of the most interesting ones lately.

Stickied no more...
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I wish there was some truth to it... Though I don't like the photochop, I love the idea of a modern GNX, if done correctly.
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2009 Buick Regal: A rebadged Opel Insignia for China



The new 2009 Buick Regal has made its debut in China. Shanghai GM, a joint venture between GM and Shanghai revealed the car to the Chinese market yesterday. The new Regal is basically a rebadged 2009 Opel Insignia that we saw at the 2008 Paris Auto Show; however minor details were changed to give the car a Buick look and feel with a new grille, side air-vents and turn signals embedded into the side-view mirrors.

The Buick Regal will arrive in showrooms across China later this year with an entry level 2.4L 4-cylinder unit producing 165-hp. A 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 217-hp will also be available. Both models will mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard with a 6-speed automatic available as an option. 0 to 62 mph comes in 9.8 seconds for the 2.4L and 7.8 seconds for the 2.0 turbo.

The Opel Insignia will also make its way to the U.S. as a Saturn Aura later next year.
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Ohhh. I first saw the rebadged GTO and almost puked it was so gross.

This new release regal looks tight as hell.
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Yeah, the Regal is rebadged, but it'll be the only Insignia version in China, so I'll be unique.
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well it's better looking than any other buick out there right now.
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GM should keep rebadging Opel cars, they are a lot better looking.
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Confirmed: Buick Regal coming to America in late 2010

General Motors plans to introduce its Chinese-market Buick Regal to the North America in late 2010 or early 2011, a company executive has said. The news follows months of rumors indicating the idea was under consideration. Based on the Opel Insignia sedan, the Regal shares its design language with the redesigned 2010 Buick LaCrosse.

The Regal will be priced for thousands less than the $28,000 LaCrosse, Buick’s Roger Knoebel told Automotive News. With the Lucerne expected to be discontinued next year, the Regal, Enclave, and LaCrosse will provide Buick with plenty of market coverage.

The new Opel Insignia was originally expected to be imported to America as the next Saturn Aura. But with the Saturn brand gone from GM’s portfolio, it turns out Buick get the car instead.

Sales of the new Regal began in China in October. It is offered with a 164 horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 211 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four.
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