One of my favorite cars ever... Had a 84 then a 86. Had a lot of fun with both, but the intercooled car on a cold night say 25 degrees racing gas and 18 or 20 pounds of boost....WOW it would really scream and spin the tires for 8 feet when it shifted into second...
I think its ironic, a 2012 V-6 Camaro would smoke a Buick Grand National.....
Here's the response to that.
In 1965 would anyone suggest comparing a 1940 car to a current one? A fast 1940 car like a Buick Century might do 0-60 in 14 seconds. A fast 1965 car would do it in half that time. Even that a 25 year old car (and this is *literally* a 25 year old car -not comparing 25 year old road tests of it when it was new - in that case Car and Driver's first test of the intercooled T type was far quicker than this and 0-60 was, IIRC, something like 4.9 secs) is within a second of the e.t. of a current performance car speaks to how advanced it was.
Next time they should conduct the test in 20 degree F. weather ;-)
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Thats right C/D did get 4.9 out of the GN. Forgot about that....
Very Nice. One of my favorite cars
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Was it Motor Trend that found a stock Grand National would smoke a new Regal Turbo?
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This must be the world's slowest GN..........maybe it's because this one has T-Tops ??? I've owned or driven many of these and on a typical Miami day it was a 0-60 at 5.0 sec car....... Much faster on a cool evening.
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