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New Grand National and GNX

Well, this is interesting:

New Grand National and GNX

Having owned many performance Buicks over the years, I'll definitely be interested to see what they come up with. Since it says they're basing it on the ATS platform I think that's a good sign. Hope they live up to the name, the Regal GS disappointed by being neutered.


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I don't think they will put the V8 in there. It would be too much competition for the upcoming ATS-V.

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Nice first pics. Hope they don't plain it down for what eventually goes on sale. Coupe would have been nice though.

I think they can get away with putting the LT1 in the GNX as long as it's detuned so it doesn't eclipse the Corvette or ATS-V. You know, like they did with the LS3 in the GXP.


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Hope it resembles the 87 GN too, this could be really great maybe they will build new Monte SS' too! THat look similar too gbody Monte's
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That is one MEAN looking car! I'm in! Let's hope for the TTV6 or the LT1.

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If its a coupe then count me in. If its a sedan, well that's just plain blasphemy.

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Now, I need to see if I fit in an ATS. If I do, a 400+ HP version at a sub-$40K price would be enough to make me at least consider trading in the G8.

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Now, I need to see if I fit in an ATS. If I do, a 400+ HP version at a sub-$40K price would be enough to make me at least consider trading in the G8.
You don't turn in the G8! That's an instant classic (I don't care what they say.) You simply add to the collection!

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UGH! I just threw up a little. That front end looks like complete sht.
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Now, I need to see if I fit in an ATS. If I do, a 400+ HP version at a sub-$40K price would be enough to make me at least consider trading in the G8.
You should have no problem fitting in a ATS, there is plenty of cockpit room. The backseat on the other hand is questionable. I currently work at the GM plant that builds the CTS/V and the ATS. We havent started production of the ATS V yet but its rumored to have a TT 3.6 with aprox 485whp.

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I'm a Buick guy, bringing the ATS platform as a TriShield with TT or LT power makes me salivate.

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