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I was at another forum (HORSEPOWERJUNKIES.com) and saw pics of a 2007 Buick Regal GNX. IT WAS A GTO W/ BODY CLADDING AND A TT V-6. Anyone else heard of this thing? and is there any word on the 08's? lemme know. Thanx
 

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I was at another forum (HORSEPOWERJUNKIES.com) and saw pics of a 2007 Buick Regal GNX. IT WAS A GTO W/ BODY CLADDING AND A TT V-6. Anyone else heard of this thing? and is there any word on the 08's? lemme know. Thanx

Back in April or May another forum had a photoshop contest on what a new GNX would look like. The rumors of a 2007 GNX started from there.




2007 Buick Regal Grand National GNX

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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

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.
 
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the only problem is its allready TT ... the only way to gain more power significantly is to drop on bigger turbos/or a single bigger turbo {more turbo lag tho}... you could NoS it and mod the comp with a piggyback or Emanage system... but blah all together ....

our GTOs now can produce far more HP with add-ons....

but that car does look far better =( ... :willy: :party:
 
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Vedli said:
the only problem is its allready TT ... the only way to gain more power significantly is to drop on bigger turbos/or a single bigger turbo {more turbo lag tho}... you could NoS it and mod the comp with a piggyback or Emanage system... but blah all together ....

our GTOs now can produce far more HP with add-ons....

but that car does look far better =( ... :willy: :party:
no. it can be made quicker through tuning and adding more boost. How do you think the neon can be turned into a 12 second car for under $500???
 
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ya but you turn up the boost in any car ... and your car will not last that long... all my friends have turbos .. they go threw ballbarrings and all kinds of hasstles... The correct answer is YES it can be faster but for how long... you gonna play with your boost controller everytime you race me .. while all the while I got mass HP constantly....

kinda like saying ya I can go faster if I drop NOS in ... but after I beat you .. im calling a tow truck cus I just blew my piston rings LOL.... :willy: :party:

Basicly how many people are going to do internals in a 07 after paying the cost of the car.... I am sure you can crank up the boost to 3 bars .. risking it all ...

Now let me ask everyone here: .. who would drop on a supercharger or twin turbo kit (keeping at a safe boost) on their goat... we got NAs bro and stock 350-400HP .. any additions are gonna make a pimp difference and it will still be keeping your car below the red zone.. :willy: :party:
 
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