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    Re: Track Tested: 1987 Buick Regal Grand National -- Edmunds.com

    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...

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    Re: Track Tested: 1987 Buick Regal Grand National -- Edmunds.com

    I think its ironic, a 2012 V-6 Camaro would smoke a Buick Grand National.....

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    a true gem in the mediocre 80s lineup - amazing a car like this even existed. proof positive there were still some gearheads left in Detriot in those very gray times.

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    Re: Track Tested: 1987 Buick Regal Grand National -- Edmunds.com

    Quote Originally Posted by 63GrandSport001 View Post
    I think its ironic, a 2012 V-6 Camaro would smoke a Buick Grand National.....
    why is that ironic? a full quarter century later I should hope things improve

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    Quote Originally Posted by 63GrandSport001 View Post
    I think its ironic, a 2012 V-6 Camaro would smoke a Buick Grand National.....
    nothing ironic about it. Its called progression!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63GrandSport001 View Post
    I think its ironic, a 2012 V-6 Camaro would smoke a Buick Grand National.....

    Yeah but the Camaro doesn't sound near as good doing it.....

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    Re: Track Tested: 1987 Buick Regal Grand National -- Edmunds.com

    Quote Originally Posted by 63GrandSport001 View Post
    I think its ironic, a 2012 V-6 Camaro would smoke a Buick Grand National.....
    I hear this often especially when we first saw the 250hp V6s in Camries and Accords a few years ago...

    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....

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    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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    Re: Track Tested: 1987 Buick Regal Grand National -- Edmunds.com

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    Was it Motor Trend that found a stock Grand National would smoke a new Regal Turbo?
    That's cause the old Grand National was a BEAST....until you had to turn.
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    Re: Track Tested: 1987 Buick Regal Grand National -- Edmunds.com

    Quote Originally Posted by 63GrandSport001 View Post
    I think its ironic, a 2012 V-6 Camaro would smoke a Buick Grand National.....
    It wishes...

    A properly driven Grand National would leave the Camaro for dead with no problem at all.
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    Edmund's Chris Walton:
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    Re: Track Tested: 1987 Buick Regal Grand National -- Edmunds.com

    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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