Comments - Buick to Revive the Grand National?

Published: Nov 26, 2012
Description: If you were excited by the classic Buick Grand National we featured yesterday, we've got some good news. According to Inside Line, General Motors is preparing to bring back not only the Grand Nat...
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Scot Churnoff Dec 02, 2012
I have a friend who works at Buick, he said the car will be amazing
Jared Palmer Nov 27, 2012
There was also the Riviera and Lesabere T Types of the late 80's and early 90's. I stand corrected about the Grand National.
Jerrod Swenson Nov 27, 2012
They had the Regal Gran Sport 88-04 and currently with the Regal GS
Kyle McCullough Nov 27, 2012
Sorry jered, but you're wrong. Buick hasn't used the gn/GNX or t type names since 1987. There was a regal GS, but not gn
Paul Dickey Nov 26, 2012
Take him to school David!
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
Steroids don't enlarge your nuts. They in fact shrink them.
Jackson Michael Nov 26, 2012
What the hell would this look like? Buick's current design language doesn't lend itself to sporty cars
Jared Palmer Nov 26, 2012
Buick used the Grand National and T Type in the mid 90's on their four door FWD Regals. Even if GM brings back the name(s) I'm not sure if they can carry the essence of what the GNX was and not a direct competitor for let's say an Infinity coupe.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
I do, they hardly fit in the Recaros of the Boss.
Jerrod Swenson Nov 26, 2012
The early 80s mitsu Challenger didn't really sully it's good name. Neither did the Mustang II. But, if they bring back the GN are they bringing back the racing series it's named after since its like bringing back an IROC and not using it for the IROC
Stephen D Nov 26, 2012
Yes gm please don't spoil it with hybrid crap
Tyler Tarbox Nov 26, 2012
Heck yes! I'm ready for this
Mike Bakhsheshi Nov 26, 2012
They'll probably ruin the legacy of the car like they did with the GTO.
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
That's why I'm gettin a G8 GT or Magnum SRT8. But I really wanna see the new SS they are coming out with.
Lou Guerrero Nov 26, 2012
They'd better not to to retro style it. 80s shapes haven't aged well.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
@stephen. I want a RWD V8 sedan. So I bought one.
Stephen Tyler Learn Nov 26, 2012
If you want a RWD impala SS and they make one you have to put your money where your mouth is and go buy one or they will stop making them. The automotive world is a business and nothing will get made unless the company can make a profit from it.
Stephen Tyler Learn Nov 26, 2012
@david im fully aware of the history of the car. No matter how many car enthusiasts complain about old nameplates being put on FWD economy cars the companies won't care as long as they can sell them.
Zeus Mocha Nov 26, 2012
Lmao "IMS" is going to be the new thing. Anyways GNX please be a monster.
Stephen Ishard Nov 26, 2012
There is always an exception
Byakka Hirakawa Nov 26, 2012
It would probly be a four door brick I dont want buick to ruin the GN
David Guerrero Nov 26, 2012
Patrick he is IMS not PMS. IMS is irritable male syndrome. The male version of PMS
Jordan Smith Nov 26, 2012
Nope. The ATS is a rear wheel drive platform. I'm not sure if it's available in all wheel drive though. And looking at these arguments from a third person point of view is always fun.
Skylar Drake Nov 26, 2012
I thought the ATS was a FWD/AWD platform?
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
Brandon, I know what he said. I was talking about the RWD impala and he brought up the FWD. maybe he didn't know there was a few impalas prior to the last Gen. I was saying I don't want to see another boring FWD impala. I want to see a RWD SS V8.
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
You're the exception Brandon.
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
Brandon must be on his period.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
There is a 2012 Boss 302 sitting in the garage. Not a rousch mustang I WISH I had for my profile picture.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
@brandon. Never been a Chevy guy. Always been a ford guy.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
@stephen. Maybe you forgot a time where the impala was a RWD V8 car. 94-96 SS model was and is still a sought after car. The mercury marauder was a 302 hp Cobra motor 4 door family car that would do a 14 sec 1/4 mile.
Carlton Salmon Nov 26, 2012
You've got a point there, Stephen...
Stephen Tyler Learn Nov 26, 2012
@david thats because it is a big boring sedan. When's the last time you stood next to a FWD car designed to appeal to families and you were excited by it?
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
Saw the new concept Chevrolet Impala the other day in person. Unimpressed. They don't have any plans of an SS yet... And it looked like a big boring sedan.
Colby Church Nov 26, 2012
This will be awesome. More performance cars! I'm loving this time period.
Wyatt Ortega Nov 26, 2012
I don't see why not
Tyler Wallace Mar 08, 2013
The GNX is curvy ? Ya right
Skylar Drake Nov 26, 2012
I doubt it will look anything like the old one, because Buick is all about the curves. Which is fine, the regal is a great looking car. As far as the power plant, I kind of hope they don't put a Gen V in it. Kills the whole Grand National persona.
David Parenti Nov 26, 2012
@patrick, opinions. Facebook-"a place for friends" Carbuzz- "a place where people constantly one-up each other"
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
Reid how is this outdated? Why is everyone saying everything is outdated?
Reid Huff Nov 26, 2012
I don't like this the design language is starting to get very outdated in my mind. Too many angles.
William Downs Nov 26, 2012
Really wondering what engine option there gonna throw at the V model, a turbo 4 can get some good power and that's a little less weight but don't make a lot of sense, twin turbo v6 word be good but I think an LS would be the better option, be a smaller more nimble cts-v
Colby Church Nov 26, 2012
Drop an LS7 in there. Ha. That will make things interesting.
Description: Citing an unnamed "reliable" source, Inside Line projects that the T-Type and Grand National would share most of their mechanical bits, potentially to center around a new twin-turbocharged 3...
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Hector Delgado Nov 26, 2012
As long as its not a "sport" hybrid I'm fine wit it
Victor Pitts Nov 26, 2012
I'm enjoying all of this news thoroughly.
David Justice Nov 26, 2012
Agreed. Turbo 6 all the way!
Jordan Smith Nov 26, 2012
I'm all for V8s, but the whole awesome part of the GNX was the fact that it was a turbo V6. Why not keep it that way?
Colby Church Nov 26, 2012
GNX all the way for me.
Description: Apparently the ATS platform was engineered to accommodate a small-block, tipped to power a new ATS-V performance model. GM could give the GNX a lower output in order to position it below the Cadillac,...
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Tom Wilson Dec 01, 2012
And should be a two door. It would be a shame to have as a four door
Tom Wilson Dec 01, 2012
It should be a turbo v6 to keep the tradition going
Patrick Schalk Nov 27, 2012
No it's not. You're junk
Jason W. Evers Nov 27, 2012
5.3 is junk
Patrick Schalk Nov 26, 2012
Ehhh I doubt the ATS-V with have the LT1 in it. I'm betting a TT V6. I wouldn't mind a tuned 5.3L that's in the Z71s though. Make it about 450hp and I'll poop my pants
Jordan Smith Nov 26, 2012
I think the GNX will definitely be placed above the ATS-V. The ATS-V will probably have the new LT1 in the C7 where the GNX will probably have an LSA? Just my guessing.
Victor Pitts Nov 26, 2012
It's all about the badges.
Chase Huddles Nov 26, 2012
I don't get it. They have the 3.6 V6 to compete with the non M straight-6 3 series, and if your going to put a small block in the ATS then whats the point of Grand National unless they put it below the ATS-V in a market place that doesn't exist?
Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
To go with it*
Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
@Tim yeah I think if I saw some concepts to see where they were trying to with it, then I would make my decision.
Tim Puckett Nov 26, 2012
@rashaurd well I kinda I agree with you but I'd like to see some concepts first
Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
I love this car. I remember when my dad had one when I was like 6. Idk... I kinda don't think they should remake it though. It's too much of a classic. But that's just IMO..
Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
@Ben haha I can see that!
Ben Norton Nov 26, 2012
The grill always reminded me of a Burt Reynolds style mustache for some reason
Kyle McCullough Nov 26, 2012
1. The DTS is gone 2. It will be RWD 3. It's based on the ATS, which smaller and sportier than the DTS was
Scotty MacPherson Nov 26, 2012
Hope its not a smaller Caddy DTS. Keep it handsome.
Pompey Paul Nov 26, 2012
I like it
Rashid AlGhafli Nov 27, 2012
Still looks beautiful !
Dhruv Cb Dec 31, 2012
That is soo badass
Nicolai Stålstrøm Dalen Nov 27, 2012
Im not huge on musclecars, but i do like me a GNX
Tristan Calangi Ü Nov 27, 2012
Fast and furious 4 all over again!
Darren Nardo Nov 26, 2012
Kwesi most muscle car guys look at and original GTR and think the same thing . It is an American thing just like that old GTR is a Japanese thing. I am a muscle car guy but I like em both!
Jared Palmer Nov 26, 2012
Darth Vader's car
Raschard Jackson Nov 26, 2012
@Kwesi Yeah. It is an American thing. Also, just saying that it's just your opinion doesn't always hold the fanboys at bay.
Jason Bartlett Nov 26, 2012
Love the turbine rims!
Kwesi Desmond Prempeh Nov 26, 2012
I guess it's an American thing! I won't hate on it. Don't understand the attraction. Just my opinion before the fan boys start swinging.
Theo Hubbard Nov 26, 2012
Sooooo sexy