|Buick GNX '87|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 4|
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||267 BHP|
|Max Torque||359.98 ft-lb|
|0-60 Mph||4.7 seconds|
|Standing Quarter Mile||13.4 seconds|
|Top Speed||173 miles per hour (278 km/h)|
|Weight||1,600 kilograms (3,500 lb)|
This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.
In 1987, the Buick company made the decision that, within the year, production wound have to come to an end for its high-performance Regal Grand National, which was released three years earlier in 1984.
At the time, the Grand National was a limited production model designed to draw attention to Buick's high-performance. However, every model eventually must come to its end, and for the Grand National it was the "Grand National to end all Grand Nationals".
The last Grand National later to be called the GNX, was also the ultimate Grand National produced by ASC/McLaren, a company with an excellent reputation for turbo tuning, who had built a factory in Los Angeles. ASC took orders from Buick, and chose to fit the cars with Garret AiResearch ceramic impellers and over-sized intercoolers, with specially-ordered engine management computers from Bosch. What resulted was a car that was special even among other specialty cars. One that distinguished itself from so-called mass produced cars.
The engine used the same 3.8L V8 turbo as the normal Grand National, with maximum output raised from the normal 242 HP to 276 HP. Due to the qualities of a turbocharged engine, this could easily be taken to over 296 HP with only minor modifications.
It could do 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, and the quarter-mile in 13.4. It goes without saying that there were the world-class times for the mid-eighties.
Only 547 of these cars - whose name means "Grand National Experimental" - were built, but most of those are now well maintained by dedicated fans of the car.
As a Standard car, the Buick GNX '87 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 24,171 Credits. It is a Level 2 car.
This car can be bought at the Buick Dealership for 31,080 Credits.